parentage

noun par·ent·age \ ˈper-ən-tij \
|Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of parentage

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

Examples of parentage in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of parentage

borrowed from Anglo-French, from parent 1parent + -age -age


PARENTAGE Defined for English Language Learners

parentage

Definition of parentage for English Language Learners

  • : a person's parents


PARENTAGE Defined for Kids

parentage

noun par·ent·age \ ˈper-ən-tij \

Definition of parentage for Students

: a line of ancestors


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