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parentage

noun par·ent·age \ˈper-ən-tij\

: a person's parents

Full Definition of PARENTAGE

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a :  descent from parents or ancestors :  lineage <a person of noble parentage>
b :  derivation, origin <a tradition of uncertain parentage>
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Examples of PARENTAGE

  1. <they were pleased that their son's girlfriend was of good parentage>

Origin of PARENTAGE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from parent
First Known Use: 15th century
PARENTAGE Defined for Kids

parentage

noun par·ent·age \ˈper-ən-tij\

Definition of PARENTAGE for Kids

:  a line of ancestors

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