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avuncular


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avuncular  \A*vun"cu*lar\,  a.  [L.  avunculus  uncle.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  an  uncle. 
 
  In  these  rare  instances,  the  law  of  pedigree,  whether 
  direct  or  avuncular,  gives  way  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  avuncular 
  adj  1:  being  or  relating  to  an  uncle 
  2:  like  an  uncle  in  kindness  or  indulgence;  "showed  avuncular 
  concern" 




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