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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.
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(ˈɡrændpəˌrɛntəl; ˈɡrænpəˌrɛntəl)
relating to or belonging to a grandparent or grandparents
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Inspired to take up taekwondo at eight by her grandfather, it is a legacy which goes to show the importance of parental and grandparental influence on children.
(320) The question is whether and how a bereaved parent's role in orchestrating this reproductive "event" will weigh in the balance between their grandparental rights, the mother's parental rights, and the child's best interest.
After answering screening questions related to having grandchildren, their age, and the frequency of their grandparental care, participants were presented with a description of the research aims, detailed instructions, and the researchers' contact information.
With their bright yellow-green vest and an air of grandparental authority, they keep a close watch especially on tricycle and pedicab drivers blocking pedestrian lanes.
Grandparental leave already exists in Russia and Bulgaria.
(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).
752, "Grandparental Visitation Rights," which included a procedure for granting visitation rights to grandparents in three situations: 1) when one or both parents of the child are deceased; 2) when the marriage of the child's parents has been dissolved; or 3) when a parent of the child has deserted the child.
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.
All Patients/concord affected pairs Total 315 74 Male 169 43 Female 146 31 Parent-offspring 443 65 Sib-sib 317 73 Sister-sister 101 12 Brother-brother 74 32 Sister-brother 142 32 Grandparental 340 13 Avuncular 840 38 Cousin 811 54 Table 2: Parameter estimated in sporadic model, incorporating various familial associations by multivariate logistic model (SFM = 0) in nine AS families.
Over the past few decades, specific societal shifts have contributed to an increase in grandparental involvement as secondary caretakers.