Definition of parentage in English:


Syllabification: par·ent·age
Pronunciation: /ˈperən(t)ij


1The identity and origins of one’s parents: a boy of Jamaican parentage
More example sentences
  • Well his background, his parentage and his ancestry was Jewish.
  • In a smaller community, the members of a subculture - all four of them - would be known by name, background and parentage.
  • Chiluba's parentage and educational background are both in dispute.
1.1The origin of something: this ice cream boasts American parentage
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  • In contrast, we quantified the activity of PDC in root tissues from a much larger number of tolerant and intolerant rice lines with a shared parentage.
  • A company with French parentage runs the service.
  • He slammed his fist down on the snooze button and brought into question its parentage.


late 15th century: from Old French.

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