Parens



[puh-renz] /pəˈrɛnz/

plural noun, Informal.
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    [pair-uh nt, par-] /ˈpɛər ənt, ˈpær-/ noun 1. a father or a mother. 2. an ancestor, precursor, or progenitor. 3. a source, origin, or cause. 4. a protector or guardian. 5. Biology. any organism that produces or generates another. 6. Physics. the first nuclide in a radioactive series. adjective 7. being the original source: a […]

  • Parentage

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  • Parental

    [puh-ren-tl] /pəˈrɛn tl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a . 2. proper to or characteristic of a : parental feelings. 3. having the relation of a . 4. Genetics. pertaining to the sequence of generations preceding the filial generation, each generation being designated by a P followed by a subscript number indicating its place […]

  • Parental alienation

    noun any situation where one parent pits a child or children against the other parent, usu. during divorce Examples Parental alienation can be done consciously or unconsciously, but either way it is harmful. Word Origin by 1970



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