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Meaning of parental

pa•ren•tal

Pronunciation: (pu-ren'tl), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a parent.
  2. proper to or characteristic of a parent: parental feelings.
  3. having the relation of a parent.
  4. pertaining to the sequence of generations preceding the filial generation, each generation being designated by a P followed by a subscript number indicating its place in the sequence.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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