Pronunciation: (mu&thslash;'ur-hood"), [key]
1. the state of being a mother; maternity.
2. the qualities or spirit of a mother.
3. mothers collectively.
having or relating to an inherent worthiness, justness, or goodness that is obvious or unarguable: legislation pushed through on a motherhood basis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.