Definition of parenthood
: the state of being a parent; specifically : the position, function, or standing of a parent
Examples of parenthood in a Sentence
parenthood is a difficult task requiring great commitment
Recent Examples of parenthood from the Web
The couple’s journey to parenthood involved an egg donor, a surrogate, legal teams in six states, and well over $150,000 spent over the course of 2½ years.
A study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine on Tuesday, offers new data on age-specific adverse pregnancy outcomes that might help health-care providers in the United States better counsel women of all ages who are planning for parenthood.
But there’s also a wealth of nuanced discussion about disabilities, socioeconomic gaps, and the meaning of parenthood.
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First Known Use of parenthood
PARENTHOOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of parenthood for English Language Learners
: the state of being a mother or a father
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