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parentage

[pair-uh n-tij, par-] /ˈpɛər ən tɪdʒ, ˈpær-/
noun
1.
derivation or descent from parents or ancestors; birth, origin, or lineage:
a man of distinguished parentage.
2.
the state or relation of a parent; parenthood.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < Middle French; see parent, -age
Synonyms
1. ancestry, extraction, stock.
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Examples for parentage
  • Only dogs registered in the national stud book have a record of their parentage and genetic traits.
  • But the crucial point is that these dogs were defined by form and function rather than by parentage.
  • The size of the corn genome alone is one strong clue that the plant probably has a diverse parentage.
  • We're still a hundred years behind, saying that two lineages have the same parentage because they have the same morphology.
  • In the supposed tug-of-war between parentage and patronage on one side and genius and talent on the other, both push and pull.
  • She dealt gracefully with the complicated issues of her parentage.
  • Babbling, foolish vanity, and vain curiosity have the same parentage.
  • Marriage, quite aside from parentage, also gives two people invaluable experience.
British Dictionary definitions for parentage

parentage

/ˈpɛərəntɪdʒ/
noun
1.
ancestry
2.
derivation from a particular origin
3.
(rare) parenthood
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