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MATERNAL. That which belongs to, or comes from the mother: as, maternal authority, maternal relation, maternal estate, maternal line. Vide Line.

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104] Physicians deepened these concerns by asserting that working mothers endangered their children's health and well-being, while conservative propaganda claimed that as many as six million Schlusselkinder (latch-key children) suffered from maternal neglect.
Britt was out on the town in London at the moment her daughter was convicted and was accused of maternal neglect.
And Dr Deborah Eappen, mum of the dead baby, has become a symbol of maternal neglect and yuppie greed.

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