parentage


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par·ent·age

 (pâr′ən-tĭj, păr′-)
n.
1. Descent from parents; lineage: of humble parentage.
2. The state or relationship of being a parent.
3. Derivation from a source; origin.

parentage

(ˈpɛərəntɪdʒ)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) ancestry
2. derivation from a particular origin
3. rare parenthood

par•ent•age

(ˈpɛər ən tɪdʒ, ˈpær-)

n.
1. derivation or descent from parents or ancestors; birth, origin, or lineage.
2. the state or relation of a parent; parenthood.
[1480–90; < Middle French]

Parentage

 parents collectively, 1513.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parentage - the state of being a parentparentage - the state of being a parent; "to everyone's surprise, parenthood reformed the man"
adulthood - the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity
2.parentage - the kinship relation of an offspring to the parentsparentage - the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
family relationship, kinship, relationship - (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
3.parentage - the descendants of one individualparentage - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, family line, sept, folk, family - people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
side - a family line of descent; "he gets his brains from his father's side"
family tree, genealogy - successive generations of kin

parentage

noun family, birth, origin, descent, line, race, stock, pedigree, extraction, ancestry, lineage, paternity, derivation She is a Londoner of mixed English and Jamaican parentage.
Quotations
"Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children" [William Penn Some Fruits of Solitude]

parentage

noun
One's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation:
Translations
نَسَب، أصْل، أبُوَّه
původrodina
herkomst
ætterni

parentage

[ˈpɛərəntɪdʒ] Nfamilia f
of humble parentagede nacimiento humilde
of unknown parentagede padres desconocidos

parentage

[ˈpɛərəntɪdʒ] nfiliation f
sb's parentage → la filiation de qn
of Swedish parentage → de parents suédois
of unknown parentage → de parents inconnus

parentage

nHerkunft f; of humble/uncertain parentagevon einfacher/ungewisser Herkunft; children of racially mixed parentagegemischtrassige Kinder pl

parentage

[ˈpɛərntɪdʒ] nnatali mpl
of unknown parentage → di genitori sconosciuti

parent

(ˈpeərənt) noun
1. one of the two persons etc (one male and one female) who are jointly the cause of one's birth.
2. a person with the legal position of a mother or father eg by adoption.
ˈparentage (-tidʒ) noun
family or ancestry. a man of unknown parentage.
parental (pəˈrentl) adjective
parental responsibility.
ˈparenthood noun
the state of being a parent.
References in classic literature ?
While one of these loiterers showed the red skin and wild accouterments of a native of the woods, the other exhibited, through the mask of his rude and nearly savage equipments, the brighter, though sun-burned and long-faced complexion of one who might claim descent from a European parentage.
Maybe so, maybe not; but without ever having seen him, and judging only by his illegal and spectacular parentage, I will bet the odds of a bale of hay to a bran mash that he looks it.
And yet Mary had acquired two Bibles in this way -- it was the patient work of two years -- and a boy of Ger- man parentage had won four or five.
He was admitted to be such by all I ever heard speak of my parentage.
Men of family would not be very fond of connecting themselves with a girl of such obscurity and most prudent men would be afraid of the inconvenience and disgrace they might be involved in, when the mystery of her parentage came to be revealed.
Favour me with an account of her--with her name, her parentage, her place of abode.
And I began, half dreaming, to weary myself with imagining some fit parentage for him; and, repeating my waking meditations, I tracked his existence over again, with grim variations; at last, picturing his death and funeral: of which, all I can remember is, being exceedingly vexed at having the task of dictating an inscription for his monument, and consulting the sexton about it; and, as he had no surname, and we could not tell his age, we were obliged to content ourselves with the single word, 'Heathcliff.
What purpose I had in view when I was hot on tracing out and proving Estella's parentage, I cannot say.
Countless are they who, born of mean parentage, have risen to the highest dignities, pontifical and imperial, and of the truth of this I could give thee instances enough to weary thee.
There is madame overwhelming me with questions respecting the count; she insists upon it that I can tell her his birth, education, and parentage, where he came from, and whither he is going.
He made Adrienne repeat her declarations, and even desired her to explain her precise parentage.
There were four of these youngsters: one the son of a doctor, another of a colonel, the third of a jeweller; the name of the fourth was Twentyman, and this is all I remember of his parentage.

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