[pair-uh n-tij, par-] /ˈpɛər ən tɪdʒ, ˈpær-/
derivation or descent from or ancestors; birth, origin, or lineage:
a man of distinguished parentage.
the state or relation of a ; parenthood.
derivation from a particular origin
late 15c., “parental conduct,” from Middle French parentage (12c.), from parent (see parent). Meaning “lineage” is from 1560s; figurative use from 1580s.
[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
- Parental generation
parental generation n. The generation of individuals of different genotypes that are mated, usually for scientific purposes, to produce hybrids.
noun 1. a school for problem children.