Pater is est quem nuptiae demonstrant

Pater is est quem nuptiae demonstrant. The father is he whom the marriage points out. 1 Bl. Com. 446; 7 mart. N. S. 548, 553; Dig. 2, 4, 5; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 273, 304, 322.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.