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Parental Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; "parental guidance"
  • designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Parental'


  • Parental Guidance: Parental Guidance may refer to: Motion picture rating system, a parental guidance recommendation made on select films Parental Guidance (film), a 2012
  • Parental consent: Main article: Consent Parental consent laws (also known as parental involvement or parental notification laws) in some countries require that one or more
  • Parental Advisory: label used by the music industry. For other uses, see Parental Advisory (disambiguation). Parental Advisory (abbreviated PAL) is a warning label first introduced
  • Parental responsibility (access and custody): In the nations of the European Union and elsewhere, parental responsibility refers to the rights and privileges which underpin the relationship between
  • Parental Control: For the software and television security feature, see parental controls. Parental Control is a heavily scripted "pseudo-reality" program produced by MTV
  • Parental investment: Parental investment (PI), in evolutionary biology and evolutionary psychology, is any parental expenditure (time, energy etc.) that benefits one offspring
  • Parental Guidance (song): "Parental Guidance" is the fourth song from the album Turbo by the British heavy metal band Judas Priest that was released on 14 April 1986. The song was
  • Parental alienation: Parental alienation is a social dynamic when a child expresses unjustified hatred or unreasonably strong dislike of one parent, making access by the rejected

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* Today's family is built like a pyramid with all the intrafamilial rivalries, tensions, jealousies, angers, hatreds, loves and needs focused on the untrained, vulnerable, insecure, young, inexperienced and incompetent parental apex ... about whose incompetence our vaunted educational system does nothing. - Lawrence Kubie

* The brown bag, of course, had its imperfections. While some kids carried roast beef sandwiches, others had peanut butter. I have no way of knowing if all of those brown bags contained 'nutritionally adequate diets.' But I do know that those brown bags and those lunch pails symbolized parental love and responsibility. - Charles Mathias, Jr.

* Children whose curiosity survives parental discipline and who manage to grow up before they blow up are invited to join the Yale faculty. Within the university they go on asking their questions and trying to find the answers ... it is a place where the world's hostility to curiosity can be defied. - Edmund S. Morgan


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Parental Sample Sentences in News


  • Paid parental leave bill laid to rest
    The government has finally managed to kill off Sue Moroney's bill that would have increased paid parental leave from 14 to 26 weeks. Read more on this news related to 'Parental'
  • Paid parental leave bill finally defeated
    A Labour MP's final bid to extend paid parental leave was defeated last night after a three-year battle to get it over the line. Read more on this news related to 'Parental'
  • Paid parental leave for county employees | King County
    Today, Metropolitan King County Councilmembers introduced legislation that would guarantee working moms and dads employed by King County up to 12 weeks in paid parental leave after a birth, adoption, or new placement of a foster child. The legislation was authored by Councilmember Rod Dembowski and is co-sponsored by Councilmembers Jane Hague and Larry Gossett. Read more on this news related to 'Parental'

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