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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 ?
Afterwards doubting his parentage he inquired of the Delphic god and heard himself the weird declared before to Laius.
The lines, however, if not by Poe, are the most successful imitation of his early mannerisms yet made public, and, in the opinion of one well qualified to speak, "are not unworthy on the whole of the parentage claimed for them.
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.
His parentage gave him claims to these special favors; he was by birth entitled to rank as a gentleman.
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 your full name and parentage, tracing out the amount of foreign blood which I find is in your veins.
His closest parentage was defined in the statement that he was a Russian.
In the course of your personal interview with me, you audaciously referred to my late daughter's parentage on the father's side, as if that parentage was a matter of doubt.
He was admitted to be such by all I ever heard speak of my parentage.
He made Adrienne repeat her declarations, and even desired her to explain her precise parentage.
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.

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