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maternity

noun fertility, motherhood, motherliness, parenthood, propagation, reproduction

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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The vote in the European Parliament's Women's Rights Committee exceeded the European Commission's controversial proposal for 18 weeks' maternity leave on full pay.
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