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parenthood

Syllabification: par·ent·hood
Pronunciation: /ˈperən(t)ˌho͝od
 
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Definition of parenthood in English:

noun

The state of being a parent and the responsibilities involved: high rates of single parenthood
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  • Voting for this bill is not a vote for motherhood, or parenthood, or fatherhood - it is not.
  • However unusual her mother's approach to parenthood, it paid off.
  • The organisation also warns that parenthood forces mothers into low paid jobs or to give up work altogether.
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