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parentage

[ pair-uhn-tij, par- ]
/ ˈpɛər ən tɪdʒ, ˈpær- /
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noun
derivation or descent from parents or ancestors; birth, origin, or lineage: a man of distinguished parentage.
the state or relation of a parent; parenthood.
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Origin of parentage

From Middle French, dating back to 1480–90; see origin at parent, -age
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British Dictionary definitions for parentage

parentage
/ (ˈpɛərəntɪdʒ) /

noun
ancestry
derivation from a particular origin
rare parenthood
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