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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Moreover, maternal neglect showed a positive relationship with overly accommodating behavior in patients.
Pinter et al., "Maternal neglect with reduced depressive-like behavior and blunted c-fos activation in Brattleboro mothers, the role of central vasopressin," Hormones and Behavior, vol.
Results of the study show a significant difference in the perception of non- empathic adolescents' on the dimension of paternal and maternal neglect .It indicates that non empathic adolescents' tend to perceive their father more neglecting as compared to their mothers.

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