fatherless

[fah-ther-lis]
adjective
1.
not having a living father: a fatherless boy.
2.
not having a known or legally responsible father.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English faderles, Old English fæderlēas. See father, -less

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fatherless (ˈfɑːðəlɪs)
 
adj
having no father

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The diaries tell of friends and relatives being casually shot, of fatherless families and of mothers under stress.
Boys raised in fatherless homes do not have role models for channeling aggressive instincts.
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