Part of speech:
Possessed as an essential characteristic; inherent:
Existing naturally or by heredity rather than being learned through experience.
Capable of taking by inheritance, or of receiving by descent; capable of succeeding to, as an heir.
Regarding trusts and estates, of a direct, as opposed to a collateral, descendant.
Occurring in nature pure or uncombined with other substances:
Related or similar; akin:
Of or from one's ancestors
Possessed at birth
(in combination) That has been transmitted in a specific manner.
The definition of paternal is having the characteristic of a father or fatherhood.
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