parenthood

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noun par·ent·hood \ˈper-ənt-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of parenthood

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

Examples of parenthood in a sentence

  1. parenthood is a difficult task requiring great commitment

1853

First Known Use of parenthood

1853


PARENTHOOD Defined for English Language Learners

parenthood

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noun par·ent·hood \ˈper-ənt-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of parenthood for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being a mother or a father



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