paternal - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/pəˈtɜː(r)n(ə)l/
  1. 1
    [only before noun] relating to being a father
  2. 2
    [only before noun] a paternal relative is related to you through your father
  3. 3
    showing approval typical of a kind and caring father

derived word

paternally

adverb