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fatherhood

[fah-th er-hoo d] /ˈfɑ ðərˌhʊd/
noun
1.
the state of being a father.
2.
fathers collectively.
3.
the qualities or spirit of a father.
Origin
late Middle English
1350-1400
1350-1400; late Middle English faderhode; replacing Middle English faderheed. See father, -hood
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