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Paternal

Pa`ter´nal
a.1.Of or pertaining to a father; fatherly; showing the disposition of a father; guiding or instructing as a father; as, paternal care.
2.Received or derived from a father; hereditary; as, a paternal estate.
Their small paternal field of corn.
- Dryden.
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.
Adj.1.paternal - belonging to or inherited from one's father; "spent his childhood on the paternal farm"; "paternal traits"
2.paternal - characteristic of a father
Antonyms:
maternal - characteristic of a mother; "warm maternal affection for her guest"- Dorothy Sayers
3.paternal - relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; "parental guidance"
Synonyms: parental, maternal
4.paternal - related on the father's side; "a paternal aunt"
Synonyms: agnate, agnatic

PATERNAL. That which belongs to the father or comes from him: as, paternal power, paternal relation, paternal estate, paternal line. Vide Line.

adoring, affectionate, ancestorial, ancestral, concerned, conjugal, demonstrative, devoted, faithful, fatherlike, fatherly, filial, fond, grandfatherly, grandmotherly, grandparental, husbandly, indulgent, kindly, languishing, lovelorn, lovesick, lovesome, loving, maternal, melting, mother, motherlike, motherly, parent, parental, patriarchal, patrilateral, patrilineal, patrilinear, patrimonial, romantic, sentimental, soft, solicitous, tender, uxorious, wifely
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