plural noun, Informal.
The entire sentence should be in parens.
[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 […]
[pair-uh n-tij, par-] /ˈpɛər ən tɪdʒ, ˈpær-/ noun 1. derivation or descent from or ancestors; birth, origin, or lineage: a man of distinguished parentage. 2. the state or relation of a ; parenthood. /ˈpɛərəntɪdʒ/ noun 1. ancestry 2. derivation from a particular origin 3. (rare) parenthood n. late 15c., “parental conduct,” from Middle French parentage […]
[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