parenthood


par·ent·hood

noun \ˈper-ənt-ˌhd\

: the state of being a mother or a father

Full Definition of PARENTHOOD

:  the state of being a parent; specifically :  the position, function, or standing of a parent

Examples of PARENTHOOD

  1. <parenthood is a difficult task requiring great commitment>

First Known Use of PARENTHOOD

1856

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