parenthood

[ pair-uh nt-hoo d, par- ]
/ ˈpɛər əntˌhʊd, ˈpær- /

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noun

the state, position, or relation of a parent.

Origin of parenthood

First recorded in 1855–60; parent + -hood

Related forms

non·par·ent·hood, noun
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