parentage


parentage

noun

  1. derivation or descent from parents or ancestors; birth, origin, or lineage: a man of distinguished parentage.
  2. the state or relation of a parent; parenthood.

noun

  1. ancestry
  2. derivation from a particular origin
  3. rare parenthood

n.late 15c., “parental conduct,” from Middle French parentage (12c.), from parent (see parent). Meaning “lineage” is from 1560s; figurative use from 1580s.

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