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PATERNITY Definition & Legal Meaning

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The fact of being a father; the relationship of a father. The Latin “paternitas” is used in the canon law to denote a kind of spiritual relation- ship contracted by baptism. Heinecc. Elem. lib. 1, tit. 10,


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