- n the kinship relation between an offspring and the father
- n God when considered as the first person in the Trinity
- n the status of a religious leader
- n the status of a father
- The redefinition of fatherhood has been going on in virtually every arena of American life for well over 20 years.
- It was the lawyers of ancient Rome who came up with the modern definition of fatherhood: Mater semper certa est; pater est quem nuptiae demonstrant (rough translation: The mother .
- The playbook for modern fatherhood now includes a prebaby crash course.
- Jason Richardson in San Jose Mercury News
I just want to apologize to everybody - my teammates, my family, especially my fiancee,Richardson said after practice Monday. "I've been questioned as a basketball player, questioned as a person, but my fatherhood in question is tough,...
- Barack Obama in New York Times (blog)
I can't legislate fatherhood; I can't force anybody to love a child,he said. "What we can do is make it easier for fathers who make responsible choices, and harder for those who avoid those choices."
- Keith Urban in NEWS.com.au
I am looking forward to fatherhood,Urban told The Sunday Telegraph. "I have always wanted to be a good dad. My brother's got two kids and he's an excellent dad and I think we both have that sense of being home and being solid family guys."