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of or appropriate to a father.
“he reasserted his paternal authority”
||on one’s father’s side, patrilineal,patrimonial
“his paternal grandfather”
showing a kindness and care associated with a father; fatherly.
“my elders in the newsroom kept a paternal eye on me”
related through the father.
“his father and paternal grandfather were porcelain painters”
late Middle English: from late Latin paternalis, from Latin paternus ‘fatherly, belonging to a father’, from pater ‘father’.