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English definition of “maternity”


noun [U]    /məˈtɜr·nɪ·t̬i/
the state of being a mother : issues of reproduction , maternity, and women’s health Maternity leave is a period in which a woman is allowed to be absent from work in the weeks before and after she gives birth .
(Definition of maternity noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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