Origin of parentage
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Examples from the Web for parentage
Pro-lifers believe that all human life should be treated with dignity and respect, no matter what the parentage may be.Should Abortion Be Legal in Cases of Rape?
August 24, 2012
Given his parentage, Ai is considered a "princeling," a member of the political elite.Ai Weiwei Comes Home
Melinda Liu, Isaac Stone Fish
June 23, 2011
Their sex lives and the parentage of their children are called into question.Stop Calling Them Sluts
November 1, 2010
His parentage was obscure, and he was generally known only by his nickname of Professor.The Secret Agent
On the contrary, I was delighted; her parentage was well known to me.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete
Madame La Marquise De Montespan
Nothing is certain about his parentage, and his age is the subject of dispute.
Notwithstanding her Jewish parentage, she was fair as the day and fresh as the dawn.The Scapegoat
"You have been in error, sir, touching your parentage," quoth he bluntly.The Tavern Knight
- derivation from a particular origin
- rare parenthood
Word Origin and History for parentage
late 15c., "parental conduct," from Middle French parentage (12c.), from parent (see parent). Meaning "lineage" is from 1560s; figurative use from 1580s.