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1. The state of being a father; fatherhood.
2. Descent on a father's side; paternal descent.
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Melbourne, Jan 8 (ANI): Hollywood star Keanu Reeves has won the 3-million-dollar paternity lawsuit filed by a Canadian woman.
The study also notes that there are 15,000 paternity lawsuits in the family courts.
Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, almost 2 months old, is the subject of two paternity lawsuits -- one filed in California and the other in the Bahamas, where Smith and Stern currently live.