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Parent is a family relationship that applies to:

  • a woman who has given birth to a child (a mother)
  • a man who has impregnated the mother (a biological father)
  • a man who is the mother's husband (a legal father, irrespective of biological fatherhood)
  • a man or woman who has adopted a child or who otherwise taken on the responsibilities of parenting

Legally, parents have special responsibilities for their underage children, as well as a few special rights.

A parent's parent is a grandparent. A parent's brother is an uncle while a parent's sister is an aunt.

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