Pa*ren"tal (?), a. [L. parentalis.]

1.

Of or pertaining to a parent or to parents; as, parental authority; parental obligations.

2.

Becoming to, or characteristic of, parents; tender; affectionate; devoted; as, parental care.

The careful course and parental provision of nature. Sir T. Browne.

 

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