Ma`ter´ni`ty

n. | 1. | The state of being a mother; motherhood. |

2. | The character of a mother; maternal quality; motherliness. | |

3. | The maternity ward; the maternity department of a hospital. | |

a. | 1. | Of or pertaining to childbirth or the period during which a woman is pregnant; |

2. | For use during pregnancy; |

Noun | 1. | maternity - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus |

2. | maternity - the kinship relation between an offspring and the motherSynonyms: motherhood | |

3. | maternity - the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother; "the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children" |

MATERNITY. The state or condition of a mother.

2. It is either legitimate or natural. The former is the condition of
the mother who has given birth to legitimate children, while the latter is
the condition of her who has given birth to illegitimate children. Maternity
is always certain, while the paternity (q.v.) is only presumed.

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