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paternal    : [pət'ɚnəl]
Paternal \Pa*ter"nal\, a. [L. paternus, fr. pater a father: cf.
F. paternel. See {Father}.]
1. Of or pertaining to a father; fatherly; showing the
disposition of a father; guiding or instructing as a
father; as, paternal care. "Under paternal rule."
--Milton.
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2. Received or derived from a father; hereditary; as, a
paternal estate.
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Their small paternal field of corn. --Dryden.
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{Paternal government} (Polit. Science), the assumption by the
governing power of a quasi-fatherly relation to the
people, involving strict and intimate supervision of their
business and social concerns, upon the theory that they
are incapable of managing their own affairs.
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paternal
adj 1: belonging to or inherited from one's father; "spent his
childhood on the paternal farm"; "paternal traits"
2: characteristic of a father [ant: {maternal}]
3: relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent;
"parental guidance" [synonym: {parental}, {maternal}, {paternal}]
[ant: {filial}]
4: related on the father's side; "a paternal aunt" [synonym:
{agnate}, {agnatic}, {paternal}]



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  • PATERNAL | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    paternal definition: 1 of or like a father: 2 behaving or feeling as a father does toward his child: 3 Paternal also means related by way of the father: Learn more
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  • PATERNITY | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    paternity definition: 1 the fact of being a father : 2 the origin of an idea or new product 3 the fact or state of being a father Learn more PATERNITY | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
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    Word History: English is derived from England, one would think But in fact the language name is found long before the country name The latter first appears as Englaland around the year 1000 and means "the land of the Engle," that is, the Angles
  • Paternal | Definition of Paternal by Merriam-Webster
    Paternal definition is - of or relating to a father How to use paternal in a sentence History and Etymology for paternal Middle English, from Late Latin paternalis, from Latin paternus paternal, from pater Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
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    Define paternal paternal synonyms, paternal pronunciation, paternal translation, English dictionary definition of paternal adj 1 Relating to or characteristic of a father or fatherhood; fatherly 2





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