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[pair-uh nt-hoo d, par-] /ˈpɛər əntˌhʊd, ˈpær-/

the state, position, or relation of a .

1856, from parent (n.) + -hood.


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    [puh-ren-tuh-sahyd] /pəˈrɛn təˌsaɪd/ noun 1. a person who kills one or both of his or her . 2. the act of killing one’s or . noun the killing of a parent; one who kills a parent Word Origin Latin parens ‘parent’

  • Parenting

    [pair-uh n-ting, par-] /ˈpɛər ən tɪŋ, ˈpær-/ noun 1. the rearing of children: The schedule allows her very little time for parenting. 2. the methods, techniques, etc., used or required in the rearing of children: a course in parenting. 3. the state of being a ; parenthood. adjective 4. of or concerned with the rearing […]

  • Parent-in-law

    [pair-uh nt-in-law, par-] /ˈpɛər ənt ɪnˌlɔ, ˈpær-/ noun, plural parents-in-law. 1. the father or mother of one’s wife or husband.

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