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1. Relating to or characteristic of a father or fatherhood; fatherly.
2. Received or inherited from a father: a paternal trait.
3. Related through one's father: my paternal aunt.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin paternālis, from Latin paternus, from pater, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots.]
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|Adv.||1.||paternally - in a paternal manner; "he behaves very paternally toward his young bride"|
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