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Meaning of PARENTAGE

Pronunciation:  'pehruntij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
  2. [n]  the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
  3. [n]  the state of being a parent; "to everyone's surprise, parenthood reformed the man"

PARENTAGE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: ancestry, birth, blood, blood line, bloodline, descent, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parenthood, pedigree, stock
 See Also: adulthood, breed, family, family line, family relationship, family tree, folk, genealogy, kinfolk, kinsfolk, kinship, phratry, relationship, sept, side



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Par"ent*age\, n. [Cf. F. parentage relationship.]
Descent from parents or ancestors; parents or ancestors
considered with respect to their rank or character;
extraction; birth; as, a man of noble parentage. ``Wilt thou
deny thy parentage?'' --Shak.

      Though men esteem thee low of parentage. --Milton.

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 Related Terms: ancestry, birth, bloodline, descent, extraction, family, grandfatherhood, grandmotherhood, grandparentage, heritage, line, lineage, origin, parenthood, pedigree, progenitorship, roots, stock, strain