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parental unit

One of one's parents. (Often used in the plural to indicate both parents.) Which parental unit is coming to pick you up from school today, nerd? I'd love to come, but I need to check with the parental units if it's all right.
See also: parental, unit


slang One's parents. I'll have to check with my parentals if I can borrow the car for the evening. A: "Hopefully the parentals will be asleep by the time we get back." B: "Don't call them your parentals, dude. You sound like a dweeb."
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(parental) units

n. parents. (see also rent(al)s.) Hey, units! I need to talk to you about something really important.
See also: parental, unit
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The results of the present study have shown that the parentally bereaved young adults score lower than the control group in interpersonal relationships.
The law was widely considered to be an endorsement of parentally approved marriages.
In "IDEA," these children are often referred to as "parentally placed private school children" with disabilities, and the benefits available to them differ from the benefits for children with disabilities in public schools.
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"Chessie Bligh And The Scroll Of Andelthor" by Thora Gabriel is the story of a parentally neglected fourteen year old girl whose only friend is her Shih Tzu puppy named Wugghert.
For information on intervention for parentally bereaved children, the reader may refer to Lutzke, Ayers, Sandler, and Barr (1997); Sandler et al.
In 1912, the Army estimated that there were approximately 350, 000 children in Britain who were 'parentally unprovided for', with a cost to the community of 10 million pounds per annum.
The 2006 regulations extended this limitation to initial evaluations and reevaluations for home-schooled and parentally placed private school children [[section] 300.300].
This is particularly compelling since, in the post-Reauthorization era, local education agencies are now less obligated to provide financial support or services to parentally placed private school students with disabilities (Pitasky, 1999).
Between 1891 and 1892, a series of publications appeared in the British Medical Journal, reporting for the first lime the effective use of thyroid extracts both parentally and orally in patients with hypothyroidism.
In addition, the HLA-DQ2 molecule can be constructed from the alpha and beta chain of either of the parentally inherited genes.
(5) In no other drama does a woman, let alone a pair of women, refuse a worthy, devoted, parentally approved suitor out of simple spiritual devotion, especially when one of the women initially desires marriage rather than convent life.
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