Adjective Definition

paternal

1.Definition: belonging to or inherited from one's father

"Spent his childhood on the paternal farm", "Paternal traits"


2.Definition: characteristic of a father


3.Definition: related on the father's side

"A paternal aunt"

Related Adjective(s):agnate, agnatic


4.Definition: relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

Related Adjective(s):maternal, parental




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