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 (grănd′pâr′ənt, -păr′-, grăn′-)
A parent of one's mother or father; a grandmother or grandfather.

grand′pa·ren′tal (-pə-rĕn′tl) adj.
grand′par′ent·hood′ n.


(ˈɡrændpəˌrɛntəl; ˈɡrænpəˌrɛntəl)
relating to or belonging to a grandparent or grandparents
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13) When individuals referred to the problems of a particular 'generation', this was often intended to denote those alive at the present moment (see note above) as opposed to people of any particular age, although at other times people spoke specifically of 'younger' and 'older' generations in society or of parental and grandparental generations (see Vanderbeck and Worth 2015 on usages of the term 'generation' colloquially and in the social sciences).
It's hard enough choosing the right baby name without dealing with grandparental disapproval.
The grandparental terms show the 'Kariera' pattern in which parallel grandparents and their siblings are distinguished from cross-grandparents and their siblings, and gender of referent is distinguished.
Watching from the comfort of our living room those young faces marching in the light rain, I was left teary-eyed, but beaming with grandparental pride.
Over the past few decades, specific societal shifts have contributed to an increase in grandparental involvement as secondary caretakers.
811(7)(a), Florida Statutes, the court finds that continued grandparental visitation is not in the best interests of the child(ren) or that such visitation would interfere with the permanency goals for the child(ren) for the following reasons .
Lastly, a consultation on grandparental leave is expected and this may subsequently come into force in 2018.
Yet we are blessed to be able to be a part of their lives and to bring some grandparental influence to their young lives.
Grandparental impact in young adults' relationships with their closest grandparents: The role of relationship strength and emotional closeness.
In contrast with the models for elderly care supply, in the perspective of most child care models it is the optimizing mother who determines her labor supply and demand for grandparental childcare; hence it is not the informal caregiver who takes the decisions, as is the case in elderly care models.
One relatively large effective population size of the grandparental of these lines with internal genetic subdivision may be reflected by the degree of polymorphism demonstrated by the PP and RN lines.
Townsend has returned to regular first-team duty and Hodgson will be aware that Jamaica are keen to make use of a grandparental qualification rule to call up Rose, who has played for the England under-21 team but has yet to play in a competitive fixture for the senior side.