A father is the male parent of a child. Besides the paternal bonds of a father to his children, the father may have a parental, legal, and social relationship with the child that carries with it certain rights and obligations. An adoptive father is a male who has become the child's parent through the legal process of adoption. A biological father is the male genetic contributor to the creation of the infant, through sexual intercourse or sperm donation. A biological father may have legal obligations to a child not raised by him, such as an obligation of monetary support. A putative father is a man whose biological relationship to a child is alleged but has not been established. A stepfather is a male who is the husband of a child's mother and they may form a family unit, but who generally does not have the legal rights and responsibilities of a parent in relation to the child.

The adjective "paternal" refers to a father and comparatively to "maternal" for a mother. The verb "to father" means to procreate or to sire a child from which also derives the noun "fathering". Biological fathers determine the sex of their child through a sperm cell which either contains an X chromosome (female), or Y chromosome (male). Related terms of endearment are dad (dada, daddy), baba, papa, pappa, papasita, (pa, pap) and pop. A male role model that children can look up to is sometimes referred to as a father-figure.

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September 8, 2021

Rihanna Drops Lawsuit Against Her Father for Name Misuse

She had sued Ronald Fenty and his business partner for misrepresenting themselves through a company called Fenty Entertainment

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September 8, 2021

Britney Spears’ Father Files Petition to End Conservatorship

"If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance," filing states

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September 8, 2021

Britney Spears’ Father Jamie Files Petition to End Conservatorship

Britney Spears’ father filed Tuesday (Sept. 7) to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer’s life and money for 13 years.

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September 1, 2021

Britney Spears’ Father Accused of Trying to ‘Extort’ $2 Million to Leave Conservatorship

Jamie Spears previously said he was willing to step down as conservator, but has not specified when

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August 19, 2021

Eazy-E’s Daughter Ebie Hopes to One Day Unveil the Truth Behind Her Father’s Passing

On Thursday (Aug 12), WE Tv premiered The Mysterious Death of Eazy-E, a four-part limited series, under the guidance of his daughter Ebie, more than 26 years after his death. Billboard speaks to Ebie about the show and the conspiracy theories behind her father's death.

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August 16, 2021

Hear Eddie Vedder’s Daughter, Olivia Vedder, Croon New Tune ‘My Father’s Daughter’

Pearl Jam frontman co-wrote the song with Glen Hansard, and it will appear on the soundtrack for Sean Penn's new movie, Flag Day

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August 11, 2021

Listen to Porridge Radio cover Wolf Parade’s ‘You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son’

Following their cover of The Shins’ 'New Slang' The post Listen to Porridge Radio cover Wolf Parade’s ‘You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son’ appeared first on NME.

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August 9, 2021

Listen to Porridge Radio’s Cover of Wolf Parade’s “You Are a Runner and I Am My Father’s Son”

The A-side to the band’s new Sub Pop single, with a cover of the Shins’ “New Slang” on the B-side

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August 8, 2021

Bob Ringwald, Jazz Ambassador and Molly Ringwald’s Father, Dies at 80

Robert Ringwald, the pianist who played and promoted jazz in California for more than half a century, has died, according to his daughter, Molly Ringwald.

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August 7, 2021

Britney Spears’ Father Says ‘No Grounds Whatsoever’ for Conservatorship Removal

Britney Spears’ father said in a court filing that there are “no grounds whatsoever” for removing him from the conservatorship that controls her money and affairs.

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July 29, 2021

‘Flag Day’: Eddie Vedder’s daughter Olivia soundtracks trailer for new Sean Penn drama

Olivia sings the emotional track 'My Father's Daughter' The post ‘Flag Day’: Eddie Vedder’s daughter Olivia soundtracks trailer for new Sean Penn drama appeared first on NME.

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July 26, 2021

Britney Spears Files to Oust Father Jamie Spears From Conservatorship

Her new lawyer filed to replace Spears as head of her estate with certified public accountant Jason Rubin

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July 14, 2021

Britney Spears Says She Wants Her Father Charged With ‘Conservatorship Abuse’

Judge also approved the singer's request to appoint her own attorney

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June 30, 2021

Britney Spears’ Father Calls for Investigation Into Singer’s Allegations

New documents filed by James Spears’ attorney’s question Britney’s personal conservator Jodi Montgomery and her court-appointed lawyer Samuel D. Ingham III

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June 30, 2021

Amy Helm on New Album, Recording at Levon’s Barn, and What May Be in Her Father’s Archives

"The greatest change happens when we just forgive people and forgive our own ignorance," say the Woodstock, New York, songwriter, who probes the idea of a reckoning on her LP What the Flood Leaves Behind

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June 30, 2021

Britney Spears’ Father Calls for Inquiry Into Pop Star’s Conservatorship Claims

Lawyers for Jamie Spears also pushed back on claims that he was wielding control over the singer's personal care and medical treatment

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June 20, 2021

Taylor Swift’s Dad Says He Still Has Guitar Picks From ‘Red’ Tour ‘If They’re Needed’

Scott Swift was trending on Twitter Sunday afternoon, thanks to Taylor Swift's Father's Day tweet about her dad -- and his guitar picks.

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June 20, 2021

Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa & More Celebrate Father’s Day 2021

Music stars are giving a special shout-out to their dads on Father's Day.

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June 11, 2021

See Jeff and Spencer Tweedy Cover Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen’s ‘Like I Used To’

Father-son duo deliver acoustic rendition of singers' collaborative single during latest "Tweedy Show" episode

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June 6, 2021

Clarence Williams III, Prince’s Father in ‘Purple Rain,’ Dies at 81

Clarence Williams III, who starred on 'The Mod Squad' and portrayed Prince's father in 'Purple Rain,' has died.

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May 26, 2021

Father John Misty to return to the stage with two free LA shows

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May 18, 2021

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April 19, 2021

Flashback: Father John Misty Covers Rihanna’s ‘Kiss It Better’ in 2016

Will 2021 be the year of a new Father John Misty album? Hopefully. Rihanna? We should only be so lucky

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February 4, 2021

Vampire Weekend Share New EP of “2021” Reinterpretations: Listen

The 40:42 EP features Sam Gendel and Connecticut jam band Goose’s 20-minute-and-21-second versions of the Father of the Bride song

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December 17, 2020

Watch Ezra Koenig and Angélique Kidjo Perform Vampire Weekend’s “Married in a Gold Rush”

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