parentage


par·ent·age

noun \ˈper-ən-tij\

: a person's parents

Full Definition of PARENTAGE

1
a :  descent from parents or ancestors :  lineage <a person of noble parentage>
b :  derivation, origin <a tradition of uncertain parentage>
2

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

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