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1       adj   Paternal is used to describe feelings or actions which are typical of those of a kind father towards his child.  
usu ADJ n  
He put his hand under her chin in an almost paternal gesture.     
2       adj   A paternal relative is one that is related through a person's father rather than their mother.  
ADJ n paternal grandparents.     
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