paternal adjective definition in Relations topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 adjective: Relations topic
1 connected with being a father; typical of a kind father paternal love He gave me a piece of paternal advice. Her weakness made him feel very paternal towards her. 2 related through the father’s side of the family my paternal grandmother (= my father’s mother)

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