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Pertaining to one's mother or father
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Alternative clues for the word parental
Like some guidance
Part of PG
Fatherly and motherly
Kind of consent
Kind of home or leave
Type of school
Word definitions for parental in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
adjective COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES family/parental expectations (= expectations that families or parents have for their children ) ▪ Parental expectations for a first child tend to be quite high. parental approval ▪ Students must first obtain parental...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Parental \Pa*ren"tal\, a. [L. parentalis.] Of or pertaining to a parent or to parents; as, parental authority; parental obligations; parental affection. Becoming to, or characteristic of, parents; tender; affectionate; devoted; as, parental care. The careful...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
a. 1 of or relating to a parent 2 (context genetics English) of the generation of organisms that produce a hybrid n. A person fulfilling a parental role.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1620s, from Latin parentalis "of parents," from parens (see parent (n.)). Related: Parentally .
Word definitions in WordNet
adj. designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced [ant: filial ] relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; "parental guidance" [syn: maternal , paternal ] [ant: filial ]
Usage examples of parental.
Sternberg, by an insidious pedagogical Mesmer of an archery coach, from an ambivalent parental Catholicism to Trinitarianism, known also as Mathurinism or Redemptionism.
Bork believed in terrible things like parental notification before a minor has an abortion.
Let us, then, make parenthood the most responsible, the most deliberate, the most self-conscious thing in life, so that there shall be children born to those who love children, and only to those who love children, to those who have the parental instinct naturally strong, and who will, on the average, transmit a high measure of it to their offspring.
What is so often a slothful, unapparent sense of parental and filial duty, was with them a living, active spirit, for ever manifesting itself in some new form.
It was these frequent glimmerings of the man underneath the childhood he was shucking that swept Angevine with true passion for him, that stained her vague parental warmth with something more hard and base and breathless.
Therefore, the actions filed by other agencies to secure legal custodianship of the Din- gillian children should be dismissed in favor of the existing parental rights.
He was a transfer, the result of some headhunt involving a parental unit: these were frequent among the Compounds.
She sees in Saul the househusband who will enable her parental ambitions without disabling her autonomy.
They range all the way from the earliest parental communications, interpreted nonverbally through tone of voice, facial expression, cuddling, or noncuddling, to the more elaborate verbal rules and regulations espoused by the parents as the little person became able to understand words.
On the other hand, there is the constant demand from the environment, essentially the parents, that he give up these basic satisfactions for the reward of parental approval.
I believe that by the time the child leaves the home for his first independent social experience - school - he has been exposed to nearly every possible attitude and admonition of his parents, and thenceforth further parental communications are essentially a reinforcement of what has already been recorded.
The newspaper says that our traditional Parental Laws have been officially nullified by Rehoboth, and a shooting star might break the world in two.
In particular, recall how the evolutionary battle of the sexes has resulted in parental care being provided by the mother alone in about 90 percent of all mammal species.
But, though the patriarchal system is the earliest form of government, and all governments have been developed or modified from it, the right of government to govern cannot be deduced from the right of the father to govern his children, for the parental right itself is not ultimate or complete.
Larkin avowed a sort of parental interest in both parties to the indentures, and made, at closing, a little speech, very high in morality, and flavoured in a manly way with religion, and congratulated Mark on his honour and plain dealing, which he gave us to understand were the secrets of all success in life, as they had been, in an humble way of his own.