Definition of parentage in English:


Syllabification: par·ent·age
Pronunciation: /ˈpe(ə)rəntij, ˈpar-


  • 1The identity and origins of one’s parents: a boy of Jamaican parentage
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    • 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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