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1. Of, like, or appropriate to a father: fatherly love.
2. Showing the affection of a father.
In a manner befitting a father.
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|Noun||1.||fatherliness - the benignity and protectiveness of or befitting a father; "the gentleness and fatherliness of the strange old man eased her fears"|
parental quality - a quality appropriate to a parent
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