Fraternal vs. Paternal

Fraternal vs. Paternal — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Fraternal and Paternal

Fraternaladjective

Of or relating to brothers

a close fraternal tie.

Paternaladjective

Relating to or characteristic of a father or fatherhood; fatherly.

Fraternaladjective

Showing comradeship; brotherly.

Paternaladjective

Received or inherited from a father

a paternal trait.

Fraternaladjective

Of or constituting a fraternity

a fraternal association.

Paternaladjective

Related through one's father

my paternal aunt.

Fraternaladjective

Roman Catholic Church Of or constituting a mendicant order such as the Dominicans or Franciscans.

Paternaladjective

Of or pertaining to one's father, his genes, his relatives, or his side of a family

paternal grandfather

Fraternaladjective

(Biology) Of, relating to, or being a twin developed from two separately fertilized ova; dizygotic.

Paternaladjective

Fatherly; behaving as or characteristic of a father.

Fraternaladjective

Of or pertaining to a brother or brothers.

Paternaladjective

Received or inherited from one's father.

Fraternaladjective

Of or pertaining to a fraternity.

Paternaladjective

Acting as a father

paternal filicide

Fraternaladjective

Platonic or friendly.

Paternaladjective

belonging to or inherited from one's father;

spent his childhood on the paternal farmpaternal traits

Fraternaladjective

(genetics) Of twins or embryos, produced from two different eggs and sperm, and genetically distinct.

Paternaladjective

characteristic of a father

Fraternalnoun

A society formed to provide mutual aid, such as insurance.

Paternaladjective

relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent;

parental guidance

Fraternalnoun

A fraternal twin.

Paternaladjective

related on the father's side;

a paternal aunt

Fraternaladjective

of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men;

a fraternal order

Fraternaladjective

(of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova;

fraternal twins are biovular

Fraternaladjective

like or characteristic of or befitting a brother;

brotherly feelingsclose fraternal ties