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Noun: parentage  peh-run-tij
  1. The state of being a parent
    "to everyone's surprise, parentage reformed the man";
    - parenthood
  2. The kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
    - birth
  3. The hereditary derivation of an individual
    "his entire parentage has been warriors";
    - lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, stemma, stock

Derived forms: parentages

Type of: adulthood, family relationship, family tree, genealogy, kinship, relationship

Encyclopedia: Parentage