parentage

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noun par·ent·age \ˈper-ən-tij\

Definition of parentage

  1. 1a :  descent from parents or ancestors :  lineage a person of noble parentageb :  derivation, origin a tradition of uncertain parentage

  2. 2 :  parenthood

Examples of parentage in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of parentage

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from parent


First Known Use: 15th century


PARENTAGE Defined for English Language Learners

parentage

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noun par·ent·age \ˈper-ən-tij\

Definition of parentage for English Language Learners

  • : a person's parents


PARENTAGE Defined for Kids

parentage

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noun par·ent·age \ˈper-ən-tij\

Definition of parentage for Students

  1. :  a line of ancestors



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