[pair-uhn-tij, par-]
derivation or descent from parents or ancestors; birth, origin, or lineage: a man of distinguished parentage.
the state or relation of a parent; parenthood.

1480–90; < Middle French; see parent, -age

1. ancestry, extraction, stock. Unabridged
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parentage (ˈpɛərəntɪdʒ)
1.  ancestry
2.  derivation from a particular origin
3.  rare parenthood

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Example sentences
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.
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