Associations to the word «Paternal»

Wiktionary

PATERNAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to one's father, his genes, his relatives, or his side of a family
PATERNAL, adjective. Fatherly; behaving as or characteristic of a father.
PATERNAL, adjective. Received or inherited from one's father.
PATERNAL, adjective. Acting as a father
PATERNAL AUNT, noun. The sister or sister-in-law of one's father
PATERNAL AUNTS, noun. Plural of paternal aunt
PATERNAL COUSIN, noun. A child of one's father's sibling
PATERNAL COUSIN, noun. A more distant relative of one's father who is not a direct ancestor
PATERNAL COUSINS, noun. Plural of paternal cousin
PATERNAL CUSTODY, noun. An arrangement whereby only the father has physical and legal custody of a child while the mother has visitation rights.
PATERNAL GRANDCHILD, noun. The child of a man's son: a grandchild to whom one is the paternal grandfather
PATERNAL GRANDFATHER, noun. The father of one's father
PATERNAL GRANDFATHERS, noun. Plural of paternal grandfather
PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER, noun. One's father's mother; the grandmother on one's father's side.
PATERNAL GRANDMOTHERS, noun. Plural of paternal grandmother
PATERNAL HALF AUNT, noun. A half-sister of one's father.
PATERNAL HALF AUNT, noun. A half sister-in-law of one's father.
PATERNAL HALF AUNTS, noun. Plural of paternal half aunt
PATERNAL HALF-UNCLE, noun. A half-brother of one's father.
PATERNAL HALF-UNCLE, noun. A half brother-in-law of one's father.
PATERNAL HALF-UNCLES, noun. Plural of paternal half-uncle
PATERNAL UNCLE, noun. A brother or brother-in-law of one's father.
PATERNAL UNCLES, noun. Plural of paternal uncle

Dictionary definition

PATERNAL, adjective. Belonging to or inherited from one's father; "spent his childhood on the paternal farm"; "paternal traits".
PATERNAL, adjective. Characteristic of a father.
PATERNAL, adjective. Relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; "parental guidance".
PATERNAL, adjective. Related on the father's side; "a paternal aunt".

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