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fatherly (adj.)

Old English fæderlic "fatherly, paternal; ancestral;" see father (n.) + -ly (1). Similar formation in Dutch vaderlijk, German väterlich. Related: Fatherliness.

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Definitions of fatherly

fatherly (adj.)
like or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective;
Synonyms: fatherlike
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