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adjective paternal pronunciation in American English /pəˈtɜrn(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

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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