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Definition of parentate

obsolete
: to perform funeral rites especially for a parent or relative

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History and Etymology for parentate

Latin parentatus, past participle of parentare to make an offering or sacrifice to the spirits of the family dead, from parent-, parens parent

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“Parentate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parentate. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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