Definitions of paternal

  1. Paternally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. belonging to or inherited from one's father; "spent his childhood on the paternal farm"; "paternal traits" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. characteristic of a father Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Of or pertaining to a father; fatherly; showing the disposition of a father; guiding or instructing as a father; as, paternal care. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Received or derived from a father; hereditary; as, a paternal estate. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Of, or pertaining to, a father; received from, or related through, the father. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Fatherly: showing the disposition of a father: hereditary. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Fatherly; derived from a father. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Fatherly; hereditary. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Pert. to or derived from a father; fatherly; hereditary. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for paternal

  1. With paternal kindliness, he insisted that Muriel must accompany her. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  2. In that paternal language, with that, paternal feeling, let me tell you, my countrymen, that you are deluded by men who are either deceived themselves, or wish to deceive you. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick