of or pertaining to a parent.
proper to or characteristic of a parent: parental feelings.
having the relation of a parent.
Genetics. pertaining to the sequence of generations preceding the filial generation, each generation being designated by a P followed by a subscript number indicating its place in the sequence.

1615–25; < Latin parentālis of, belonging to parents, equivalent to parent- parent + -ālis -al1

parentally, adverb
interparental, adjective
nonparental, adjective
nonparentally, adverb
postparental, adjective
unparental, adjective
unparentally, adverb Unabridged
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parental (pəˈrɛntəl)
1.  of or relating to a parent or parenthood
2.  genetics designating the first generation in a line, which gives rise to all succeeding (filial) generations

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parental pa·ren·tal (pə-rěn'tl)

  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parent.

  2. Of or designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced.

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Example sentences
If he has any parental feeling, well may he cling to it.
Kids must have parental permission in order to participate.
The report also indicates differences in level of parental education and
  student performance at grades eight and twelve.
We will seek parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable
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