grandpaternal

adjective

Definition of grandpaternal

: grandfatherly taught, in deference to grandpaternal feelings, to address his grandfather as “Mr. Wendell”— M. A. D. Howe

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“Grandpaternal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grandpaternal. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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