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fo dher hood

  • 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.
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  • 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."

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