Definition of Parentage

1. Noun. The state of being a parent. "To everyone's surprise, parenthood reformed the man"

Exact synonyms: Parenthood
Generic synonyms: Adulthood
Derivative terms: Parent, Parent

2. Noun. The kinship relation of an offspring to the parents.
Exact synonyms: Birth
Generic synonyms: Family Relationship, Kinship, Relationship
Derivative terms: Parent

3. Noun. The descendants of one individual. "His entire lineage has been warriors"

Definition of Parentage

1. n. Descent from parents or ancestors; parents or ancestors considered with respect to their rank or character; extraction; birth; as, a man of noble parentage.

Definition of Parentage

1. Noun. Of or pertaining to one's parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one's birth. ¹

2. Noun. The social quality of your class in society. ¹

3. Noun. origin; derivation ¹

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Definition of Parentage

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Parentage

parenchymatous neuritis
parent-child relations
parent artery
parent cell
parent companies
parent company
parent compound
parent compounds
parent cyst
parent material
parent nuclide
parentage (current term)
parental alienation syndrome
parental generation
parental home
parental leave
parental leaves
parental love
parental quality
parental rejection

Literary usage of Parentage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"parentage, these figures only represent the first and second genera- Maine 30908 57682 tions, ie original immigrants still living, and their DISTRIBUTION OF ..."

2. Life of Joseph Brant: (Thayendanegea) Including the Border Wars of the by William Leete Stone (1865)
"Brant's parentage satisfactorily established—Takes the field in the ... By others he has been pronounced a Shawanese. by parentage, and only a Mohawk by ..."

3. Mental Conflicts and Misconduct by William Healy (1917)
"CHAPTER XII CONFLICTS CONCERNING parentage OR OTHER MATTERS WE have observed mental conflicts about parentage at the root of various forms of misconduct. ..."

4. The History of "Punch" by Marion Harry Spielmann (1895)
"CHAPTER I. PUNCH'S BIRTH AXD parentage. The Mystery of His Birth—Previous Unsuccessful Attempts at Solution— Proposal for a "London Charivari"—Ebenezer ..."

5. Abstract of the Eleventh Census: 1890 by United States Census Office, Carroll Davidson Wright (1896)
"... TABLE 15—PERSONS OF FOREIGN parentage, WITH PERCENTAGE OF [By "persons of foreign parentage" is meant all persons, whether of native or foreign birth, ..."

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