[ puh-renz ]
/ pəˈrɛnz /
plural noun Informal.
parentheses: The entire sentence should be in parens.
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Example sentences from the Web for parens
The court, accordingly, represents the crown as parens patriae.
Mater omnium hominum, parens omnibus subveniens, in Renier, Inscr.The Apostles|Ernest Renan