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Overview of noun maternalism

The noun maternalism has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. motherliness, maternalism, maternal quality, maternity

(the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother; "the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children")

2. maternalism

(motherly care; behavior characteristic of a mother; the practice of acting as a mother does toward her children) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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