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We found 36 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word paternal:
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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. paternal: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. paternal: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. paternal: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. paternal: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. paternal: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. paternal: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Paternal, paternal: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. paternal: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. paternal: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. paternal: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. paternal: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. paternal: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Paternal, paternal: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. paternal: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. paternal: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. paternal: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Paternal: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Paternal: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. paternal: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. paternal: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. paternal, paternal: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. paternal: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. paternal: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. paternal: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. paternal: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. paternal: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. paternal: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. PATERNAL: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  2. paternal: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. paternal: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. Paternal: MedTerms.com Medical Dictionary [home, info]
  2. paternal: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  3. paternal: Medical dictionary [home, info]
  4. Paternal: Drug Medical Dictionary [home, info]

(Note: See paternally for more definitions.)

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Quick definitions from WordNet (paternal)

adjective:  characteristic of a father
adjective:  belonging to or inherited from one's father ("Spent his childhood on the paternal farm")
adjective:  relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent
adjective:  related on the father's side ("A paternal aunt")

▸ Also see paternally
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Phrases that include paternal:   paternal quality, paternal age, paternal government, paternal grandmothers, paternal cousins, more...

Words similar to paternal:   agnate, agnatic, maternal, parental, paternally, more...

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