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Definition of "parentage" [par•ent•age]

  • Descent from parents; lineage: of humble parentage. (noun)
  • The state or relationship of being a parent. (noun)
  • Derivation from a source; origin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "parentage" in a sentence
  • "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."