parentage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French parentage

Noun[edit]

parentage (plural parentages)

  1. Of or pertaining to one's parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one's birth.
  2. The social quality of your class in society.
    • 1608, Shakespeare, Pericles, Act 5, Scene 1:
      My fortunes -- parentage -- good parentage -- To equal mine! -- was it not thus? What say you?
  3. origin; derivation

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

parent +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

parentage m (oblique plural parentages, nominative singular parentages, nominative plural parentage)

  1. bloodline, heritage
    Jeo sui de bon parentage - I am of noble birth

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