(in Britain) an association of local voluntary self-help groups offering help through an anonymous telephone service to parents who fear they will injure their children, or who have other problems in managing their children
[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.
- Parent-Teacher Association
[pair-uh nt-tee-cher, par-] /ˈpɛər əntˈti tʃər, ˈpær-/ noun 1. an organization of teachers and the parents of their students, as within a public school, to promote mutual understanding and to increase the effectiveness of the educational program. Abbreviation: PTA, P.T.A.
[puh-ren-tee] /pəˈrɛn ti/ noun, plural parenties. 1. a large, brown and yellow monitor lizard, Varanus giganteus, native to arid and semiarid regions of Australia.
[pahr-ey-oh, -ey-oo] /ˈpɑr eɪˌoʊ, -eɪˌu/ noun, plural pareos. 1. (def 2).