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Definition of the noun parentage

What does parentage mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: parentages

  1. the state of being a parent
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of parentage: parenthood
    • more generic word: adulthood = the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity
  2. the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
  3. the descendants of one individual

Alternative definition of the noun parentage


  1. Of or pertaining to one's parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one's birth.
  2. The social quality of your class in society.
  3. origin; derivation

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for parentage

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Google previewJesus (2006)

An Intimate Portrait of the Man, His Land, and His People by Leith Anderson

b Ancestry is important in most parentage is an important part of personal identity. thousand years of They were neither ...

Google previewRailroads Triumphant (1992)

The Growth, Rejection, and Rebirth of a Vital American Force by Albro Martin

railroad operators alike as one of the most successful terminals in the world, and all we know about its parentage is that it is attributed to the firms of Reed and Stem, and Warren and Wetmore, the former having submitted the original entry.

Google previewEgypt from Nasser to Mubarak (2012)

A Flawed Revolution by Anthony McDermott

This book has a long history and its parentage is a mixed one. It was originally planned as the successor to the late ...

Google previewHuman Sciences (2000)

Reappraising the Humanities Through History and Philosophy by Jens Hoyrup

The connection between Humanism and the highest social strata is born out by the pattern of recruitment: few of the Humanists were of lowly social origin, while such a parentage is the main rule for artists." 10. It is true that these heirs were no ...

Google previewLegal Aspects of Child Health Care (1996)

by Judith Hendrick

The third reason for establishing legal parentage is that it may arise in disputes about inheritance rights, succession to property and immigration status. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 introduced new rules about legal ...

Google previewFaulkner from Within (2004)

Destructive and Generative Being in the Novels of William Faulkner by William H. Rueckert

Many of these relationships cannot be discussed with much relevance until one gets to Ike, the most complex of the characters in the fiction and the one for whom parentage is the central issue because Faulkner works out a new non-blood ...

Google previewThematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction (2006)

by Lynda G. Adamson

Fathers and Sons Parentage is a very important profession; but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children. George Bernard Shaw, Everybody's Political What's What (1944) Fathers and sons often have uneasy ...

Google previewGenetic Ties and the Family (2005)

The Impact of Paternity Testing on Parents and Children by Mark A. Rothstein

Among the many factors complicating the analysis of genetic testing for parentage is the asymmetry between biological and social determinants of parentage. Establishing biological connections is seductively precise and now relatively simple ...

Google previewHarper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1912 (1912)

by Benson John Lossing, Woodrow Wilson

For the white population distinction is made between persons of native and foreign birth, respectively; and for the native white a further distinction is made with respect to parentage. Those persons having both parents native are classed as of ...

Google previewHarper's Encyclopedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1915 (1915)

by Benson John Lossing, Woodrow Wilson

Native white-native parentage.

Native white—foreign or mixed parentage .

between persons of native and foreign birth, respectively; and for the native white a further distinction is made with respect to parentage.

Google previewCatholic Encyclopedia (1911)

Almost sixty per cent of the entire population of Massachusetts is now of foreign parentage. In the cities of Fall River and Lawrence it runs as high as four-fifths of the entire population, while in Holyoke, Lowell, and Chicopee it is more than ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

In the former category there are routine pedigree parentage cases involving one bull, one cow and one calf. In a series of 403 such ...

Google previewThe Century Supplement to the Dictionary of Gardening (1901)

A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists by George Nicholson

Parentage and Raiser. Apollonia L. purpurata and C. Douiana aurea (Douglas). Arnoldiana Syn. eximia. Asm nia C. Trianai and L. xanthina (Veitch). Aurora C. Loddvjesii and L. pumila (Veitch). Aylingii Parentage unrecorded (Hollington).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Science (Print) (2004)

by Wilson G. Pond

Parentage (Pedigree) Genetic improvement was slow before breeders began to summarize and use performance information from bulls' daughters. Proper recording of sire ID was required for this advance and has been used throughout the ...

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Hatchery biologist Bob Demauro documents the specific parents and number of eggs placed in each hatchery jar. (Photo courtesy of Bob Wattendorf, FWC).

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Parentage Meaning

Video shows what parentage means. Of or pertaining to one's parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one's birth.. The social quality of your class in society..

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Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children. (Walter Besant)
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Scrabble value of P3A1R1E1N1T1A1G2E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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