Synonyms for paternal:
Sense 1 (noun)
Usage examples for paternal:
- Charles X. was in greater peril in the situation he chose to leave than in that in which his paternal power has been defeated. - "The Village Rector", Honore de Balzac.
- The latter calculated that it would be years before his father would have ten thousand francs in ready money to repay him, so that he and his wife would live at the paternal expense so long as the partnership could not be dissolved. - "The Fortune of the Rougons", Emile Zola.