Parental

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Parental Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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 leave: Parental leave or family leave is an employee benefit available in almost all countries that provides paid time off work to care for a ...
  • Parental Advisory: Parental Advisory (abbreviated PAL) is a warning label first introduced by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1985 ...
  • Parental investment: Parental investment (PI), in evolutionary biology and evolutionary psychology , is any parental expenditure (time, energy etc.) ...
  • TV Parental Guidelines: The TV Parental Guidelines are a television content rating system in the United States that was first proposed on December 19, 1996, by ...
  • Parental consent: Parental consent laws (also known as parental involvement or parental notification laws) in some countries require that one or more parent ...
  • Parental controls: Parental controls are features which may be included in digital television services, computer and video games , mobile devices and ...
  • Parental alienation: Parental alienation is a social dynamic when a child expresses unjustified hatred or unreasonably strong dislike of one parent, making ...

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'Parental' example sentence in quotations


* 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


  • Nick Clegg's Equal Parental Leave Pay Plan for UK Civil Servants Will Breakdown Stereotypes
    The new shared parental leave regime, which will affect parents of babies due to be born or placed for adoption from 5 April 2015, marks a bold move away from the current highly gender-based and inflexible approach to parental leave. It will also give parents much greater scope to agree between themselves what amount of leave will be taken between them. Read more on this news related to 'Parental'
  • Shared parental leave and pay: how much will it cost?
    Employers reviewing policies in the run-up to the introduction of shared parental leave and pay must make a key decision about whether or not to enhance their offering. Jo Faragher looks at the factors they should consider. Read more on this news related to 'Parental'
  • Shared parental leave: preparing for the new right (webinar)
    Shared parental leave and pay will be available to eligible parents of babies due on or after 5 April 2015. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills estimates that there are around 285,000 working couples that will be eligible for shared parental leave from April 2015. Is your organisation ready for the influx of requests? Read more on this news related to 'Parental'

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