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pro·cre·ate

(prō'krē-āt),
To beget; to produce by the sexual act; said usually of the male parent.
[L. pro-creo, pp. -creatus, to beget]

procreate

(prō′krē-āt′)
v. procre·ated, procre·ating, procre·ates
v.intr.
To produce offspring; reproduce.
v.tr.
To produce (offspring); reproduce.

pro′cre·ant (-ənt) adj.
pro′cre·a′tion n.
pro′cre·a′tor n.

procreate

[prō′krē·āt]
Etymology: L, procreare, to create
to produce offspring.

pro·cre·ate

(prō'krē-āt')
To beget; to produce by the sexual act.
[L. pro-creo, pp. -creatus, to beget]
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407) Procreators compete not only with others currently living in society subjected to their behavior, but also with procreators in the future.
It is a general claim-right, placing a duty on others not to interfere with acts of procreation (a negative right), and a power in the privileged procreator to create and change the legal relations of the prospective child or children.
Each merely guarantees at least an act of replacement, a specialized behavior justified and at the same time limited by interests beyond those of the procreator, by the interests of prospective children and of society.
327) It presumes, solely for the sake of argument, that acts of procreation can conceivably be viewed as non-relational, that is, with exclusive regard for the interests of the procreator and without regard for the interests of others.
Gamete donation, in contrast, involves a pre-conception decision to give away biological children whom their procreators are under obligation to care for and nurture.
63) Women's traditional roles as procreator, parent, domestic leader, and even artisan have, to some extent, remained intact.
Several cases suggest that this right to privacy of parenting does not extend, however, to procreators who claim parental rights in opposition to an intact marital family, see Michael H.
32) Should one right accompany the other, moreover, how do we determine which procreator -- the gamete contributors, the gestator, or the intending parents -- possesses these related rights?
Whereas the private sphere at the heart of the nation is based on the role of women as procreators and promulgators of the nation, i.
Not only a procreator, however, she also becomes a poetic creator.
In the larger context of nineteenth-century literature in general and of detective stories in particular, Scuderi offers a fruitful counter image to the prevalent views of women: neither the passive muse or procreator on the one side, nor the effaced victim or brutal perpetrator on the other, she is instead an active, rational, and creative poetic force.