1. maternity ward a hospital ward that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth and for newborn infants
  2. maternity the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother
  3. Lateran Treaty the agreement signed in the Lateran Palace in 1929 by Italy and the Holy See which recognized the Vatican City as a sovereign and independent papal state
  4. Mater Turrita great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor
  5. maturity date the date on which an obligation must be repaid
  6. paternity suit a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined)
  7. modernity the quality of being current or of the present
  8. paternity test a test based on blood groups to determine whether a particular man could be the biological father of a particular child; negative results prove he was not the father but positive results show only that he could be
  9. eastern woodrat large greyish-brown wood rat of the southeastern United States
  10. standard a basis for comparison
  11. sternutatory tending to cause sneezing
  12. modern world the circumstances and ideas of the present age
  13. modernized brought up to date
  14. maternity hospital a hospital that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth and for newborn infants
  15. sternutator a chemical substance that causes sneezing and coughing and crying
  16. three hundred being one hundred more than two hundred
  17. modernised brought up to date
  18. to windward the side toward the wind
  19. paternity the state of being a father
  20. frontward at or to or toward the front