parenthood

[ pair-uhnt-hood, par- ]
/ ˈpɛər əntˌhʊd, ˈpær- /

noun

the state, position, or relation of a parent.

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Origin of parenthood

First recorded in 1855–60; parent + -hood

OTHER WORDS FROM parenthood

non·par·ent·hood, noun
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