avuncular indulgence

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Shandol

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There was a sort of avuncular indulgence about his attitude ; what he called his “preaching" was at worst a sort of grumbling, ending with the sentiment that boys will be boys and that there's nothing new under the sun.
The Victorian Age in Literature - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

What is meant by "avuncular indulgence"?
 
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