Paternal refers to the relationship between a father and child or from the lineage of the father. It indicates or shows anything belonging to or inherited from one's own father. Paternal is an adjective which is derived from pater which means father in Latin.
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characteristic of or befitting a father; fatherly: a kind and paternal reprimand.
of or pertaining to a father.
related on the father's side: one's paternal grandfather.
derived or inherited from a father: paternal traits.