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parenthood

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noun par·ent·hood \ˈper-ənt-ˌhu̇d\

Simple Definition of parenthood

  • : the state of being a mother or a father

Full Definition of parenthood

  1. :  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>



1856

First Known Use of parenthood

1856



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