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