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a natural father or mother
the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics
the mother-in-law of Ruth whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
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a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
a person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child
a parent whose children have grown up and left home
a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
a parent who murders his own son or daughter
a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
the spouse of your parent by a subsequent marriage
an ancestor in the direct line
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