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Definitions of paternal:
  • adjective:   characteristic of a father
  • adjective:   belonging to or inherited from one's father
    Example: "Spent his childhood on the paternal farm"
  • adjective:   relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent
  • adjective:   related on the father's side
    Example: "A paternal aunt"

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See paternal used in context: 3 poetry verses, 1 Shakespeare work, 11 definitions

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