the husband of one's mother by a later marriage.

before 900; Middle English stepfader, Old English stēopfæder. See step-, father

stepfatherly, adverb Unabridged
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stepfather (ˈstɛpˌfɑːðə)
a man who has married one's mother after the death or divorce of one's father

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Example sentences
His more kindly stepfather was a disabled civil-war veteran.
It was difficult to stop thinking about his stepfather.
My stepfather has kept a decades-long chronicle of his fake career.
He loves the story about a dinner-table conversation early in his experience as
  a stepfather.
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