Definitions for: Parentage


[n] the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
[n] the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
[n] the state of being a parent; "to everyone's surprise, parenthood reformed the man"



Webster (1913) Definition: Par"ent*age, n. [Cf. F. parentage relationship.]
Descent from parents or ancestors; parents or ancestors
considered with respect to their rank or character;
extraction; birth; as, a man of noble parentage. ``Wilt thou
deny thy parentage?'' --Shak.

Though men esteem thee low of parentage. --Milton.

Synonyms: ancestry, birth, blood, blood line, bloodline, descent, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parenthood, pedigree, stock

See Also: adulthood, breed, family, family line, family relationship, family tree, folk, genealogy, kinfolk, kinsfolk, kinship, phratry, relationship, sept, side

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