Motherhood



[muhth -er-hoo d] /ˈmʌð ərˌhʊd/

noun
1.
the state of being a ; maternity.
2.
the qualities or spirit of a .
3.
collectively.
adjective
4.
having or relating to an inherent worthiness, justness, or goodness that is obvious or unarguable:
legislation pushed through on a motherhood basis.
/ˈmʌðəˌhʊd/
noun
1.
the state of being a mother
2.
the qualities characteristic of a mother
n.

1590s, from mother (n.1) + -hood.

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