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Parement
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Parentage definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PAR'ENTAGE, n. Extraction; birth; condition with respect to the rank of parents; as a man of mean parentage; a gentleman of noble parentage.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the state of being a parent; "to everyone's surprise, parenthood reformed the man" [syn: parenthood, parentage]
2: the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents [syn: parentage, birth]
3: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors" [syn: lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from parent Date: 15th century 1. a. descent from parents or ancestors ; lineage <a person of noble parentage> b. derivation, origin <a tradition of uncertain parentage> 2. parenthood

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. lineage; descent from or through parents (their parentage is unknown). Etymology: ME f. OF (as PARENT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Parentage Par"ent*age, n. [Cf. F. parentage relationship.] Descent from parents or ancestors; parents or ancestors considered with respect to their rank or character; extraction; birth; as, a man of noble parentage. ``Wilt thou deny thy parentage?'' --Shak. Though men esteem thee low of parentage. --Milton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Your parentage is the identity and origins of your parents. For example, if you are of Greek parentage, your parents are Greek. She's a Londoner of mixed parentage (English and Jamaican)... N-UNCOUNT: oft of adj N

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Extraction, birth, descent, lineage, pedigree, stock, origin, family, ancestry.

Moby Thesaurus

ancestry, birth, bloodline, descent, extraction, family, grandfatherhood, grandmotherhood, grandparentage, heritage, line, lineage, origin, parenthood, pedigree, progenitorship, roots, stock, strain



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