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English definition of “fatherhood”

fatherhood

noun [U] uk   /ˈfɑː.ðə.hʊd/ us    /-ðɚ-/
the state or time of being a father: Fatherhood is a lifelong responsibility.Family relations in generalParents and children
(Definition of fatherhood from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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