American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Descent from parents; lineage: of humble parentage.
- n. The state or relationship of being a parent.
- n. Derivation from a source; origin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Derivation from parents: as, the parentage of a child; in general, birth; origin: as, the parentage of an animal or a plant: by extension, derivation from an author or source: as, the parentage of a book, or of a legislative bill.
- n. Specifically, condition with respect to the rank or character of parents or ancestors: as, a person of mean parentage; a man of noble parentage.
- n. Parents collectively.
- n. The parental relationship as exhibited in the recognition and care of children.
- n. Of or pertaining to one's parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one's birth.
- n. The social quality of your class in society.
- n. origin; derivation
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Descent from parents or ancestors; parents or ancestors considered with respect to their rank or character; extraction; birth.
- n. the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
- n. the descendants of one individual
- n. the state of being a parent
- Old French parentage (Wiktionary)
“In chambers today in Los Angeles, the judge presiding over this case decided that he, in fact, has jurisdiction over what he calls parentage issues.”
“So much of it so far has been about the pet store and buying purebreds, and that desire to have a “clean” dog, both in history and parentage, is part of the problem.”
“So much of it so far has been about the pet store and buying purebreds, and that desire to have a ‘clean’ dog, both in history and parentage, is part of the problem.”
“When he shows reservations in embarking on an affair with her, she points out to him that as an illegitimate son, his parentage is uncertain, to which Spurio agrees.”
“One of the bonus side effects of toxic parentage is a lack of childhood memories, so paper images also function as tangible proof of an events you can't recall.”
“Growing up spoiled in a life of luxury just down river from the Taj Mahal, at fifteen the news of Pran's true parentage is revealed to his father and he is tossed out into the street - a pariah and an outcast.”
“Growing up spoiled in a life of luxury just down river from the Taj Mahal, at fifteen the news of Pran's true parentage is revealed to his father and he is tossed out into the streeta pariah and an outcast.”
“Thou art called a Jew; not so much in parentage as profession.”
“Having already been burned on the Rove-is-indicted and the Iranian Jewish-star stories last month, I am certainly willing to read and discuss alternate points of view on this story, ratchet up my healthy skepticism, and I am more than happy to do it in a civil discourse as opposed to some of the more energetic methods at other blogs and sites wherein the writer's parentage is called into question and accusations of indecent conduct with certain barnyard creatures are levelled.”
“When, in a rare lucid moment, Ida reveals that she has withheld the shocking truth of his father’s identity, Victor must enlist the aid of his best friend, Denny, a recovering chronic masturbator, and his mother’s beautiful attending physician, Dr. Paige Marshall, to solve this mystery before the truth of his possibly divine parentage is lost forever.”
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