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|Noun||1.||parental quality - a quality appropriate to a parent|
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
maternal quality, maternalism, motherliness, maternity - the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother; "the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children"