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Definitions of parental

  1. Of, or befitting, a parent; affectionate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2. Parentally. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. (genetics) designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Of or pertaining to a parent or to parents; as, parental authority; parental obligations. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Becoming to, or characteristic of, parents; tender; affectionate; devoted; as, parental care. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Of or like a father or mother. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Pertaining to or becoming parents: affectionate: tender. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Pert. to or becoming a parent; affectionate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for parental

  1. Apparently, we were entering upon a study of parental affection. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  2. Not the least of these is the neglect of parental instruction, which it is attempted to supply by sending the children at an improper age to school; the girls where they had better never go, and the boys where they get but little good, and perhaps are all the worse for mending. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton