noun Usually parentals. Also called parental unit.
Origin of parental
Examples from the Web for parental
Some seventy-plus countries currently offer some paternity leave or parental leave days reserved for the father.
The court papers are sealed, but the couple has made it clear they want to be relieved of their parental responsibilities.
The parental fold may be about to envelope you—and yet also drive you mad.
And at $29.99, lighting up all sense of parental dignity and responsibility costs less than a carton of actual cigarettes.Sexy Ebola Nurse & More of the Year’s Worst Halloween Costumes|Kevin Fallon|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Granted, Apple and Facebook have made tremendous strides in terms of expanding their parental leave policies over the years.Don’t Be Fooled by Apple and Facebook, Egg Freezing Is Not a Benefit|Samantha Allen|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why, in spite of parental opposition, I loved Jimmie, is not hard to guess.Aladdin & Co.|Herbert Quick
We spare the reader a shocking scene of filial and parental reproaches.Tales And Novels, Volume 7 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
Almost every one present sympathized with his emotion, and ascribed it to parental sorrow.The Entail|John Galt
That God should create men who are naturally sinners is inconsistent with his parental character.
Parental and filial feelings sufficed for nothing between them beyond the ecstasy of a caress.John Caldigate|Anthony Trollope