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[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
(rare) parenthood

late 15c., “parental conduct,” from Middle French parentage (12c.), from parent (see parent). Meaning “lineage” is from 1560s; figurative use from 1580s.


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