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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fatherly  \Fa"ther*ly\,  a. 
  1.  Like  a  father  in  affection  and  care  paternal;  tender; 
  protecting;  careful. 
 
  You  have  showed  a  tender,  fatherly  regard.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  father. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fatherly 
  adj  1:  like  or  befitting  a  father  or  fatherhood;  kind  and 
  protective  [syn:  {fatherlike}] 
  2:  showing  the  affection  of  a  father 




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