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paternal

adjective
 
 
/pəˈtɜːnəl/
LIKE A FATHER like a father: paternal affectionFamily relations in general
FATHER'S FAMILY [always before noun] A paternal relative is part of your father's family: He was my paternal grandfather.Family relations in general
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