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paternal

adjective ancestral, benevolent, benign, family, fatherlike, fatherly, kindly, parental, patrimonial, patrius, protective
See also: consanguineous

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

References in classic literature ?
de Treville, the third personage in the kingdom paternal estimation.
After having thanked his fellow citizens, Cornelius proceeded to his old paternal house, and gave directions for some repairs, which he wished to have executed before the arrival of his wife and children; and thence he wended his way to the house of his godson, who perhaps was the only person in Dort as yet unacquainted with the presence of Cornelius in the town.
The paternal laugh was echoed by Joseph, who thought the joke capital.
Lord Dawlish, if he had been able to diagnose correctly the almost paternal attitude which had become his host's normal manner these days, would have been equally embarrassed but less startled, for conscience had already suggested to him from time to time that he had been guilty of a feeling toward Elizabeth warmer than any feeling that should come to an engaged man.
Finally, those sentiments dictate the lines--grateful, sympathetic, paternal lines--which appear in this place.
As she researches her paternal great-aunts Jadwiga and Michaela, she soon finds out more about their experiences under Nazi occupation.
and his wife Patricia, maternal great-grandparents Robert and Gail Keith, his paternal grandparents Angelo "Papo" Martinez and Evelyn Cruz predeceased him, paternal great-grandmothers Angelica Cruz, and Isabel Martinez of Bronx NY, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
His paternal grandfather was a British Army officer, and his paternal grandmother was a Prussian nightclub singer who fled Berlin to escape the persecution of Jews.
This study examined paternal and maternal bookreading frequency among 430 low-income families and investigated whether paternal bookreading and maternal bookreading predicted children's early language and cognitive development and emergent literacy skills.
I AM hoping to trace descendants of my paternal grandparents who were omas Owen Green and Laura Green (formerly King).
The specific associations with paternal age were much, much larger than in previous studies," said D'Onofrio, who collaborated with researchers at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.