1. Relatif au père. Domicile paternel.
2. Protecteur. Attitude paternelle.
1. Like or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective; SYN. fatherlike.
2. Showing the affection of a father.
ETYM Latin paternus, from pater a father: cf. French paternel. Related to Father.
1. Belonging to or inherited from one's father.
2. Characteristic of a father.