parentage

  • 1 parentage — ⇒PARENTAGE, subst. masc. A. Lien de parenté. Croiriez vous qu ils [les bohémiens] se mirent tous à m adorer la dedans! Les marmots, cousins ou frères, car notre parentage était embrouillé, volaient pour moi des raisins et des pêches (ARÈNE, J.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Parentage — Par ent*age (p[^a]r ent*[asl]j; 277), n. [Cf. F. parentage relationship.] Descent from parents or ancestors; parents or ancestors considered with respect to their rank or character; extraction; birth; as, a man of noble parentage. Wilt thou deny… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 parentage — I noun ancestry, antecedents, birth, bloodline, derivation, descent, extraction, family, family connection, family tree, filiation, forebears, forefathers, foreparents, former generations, genealogical tree, genealogy, genesis, genus, house, line …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 parentage — (n.) late 15c., parental conduct, from Fr. parentage (12c.), from parent (see PARENT (Cf. parent)). Meaning lineage is from 1560s; figurative use from 1580s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 parentage — du costé du pere, Agnatio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 6 parentage — Parentage. s. m. Parenté. Il vieillit, & ne s employe guere qu en vers …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 parentage — ► NOUN ▪ the identity and origins of one s parents; lineage …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 parentage — [per′ən tij, par′ən tij] n. [LME < MFr] 1. descent or derivation from parents or ancestors; lineage; origin 2. the position or relation of a parent; parenthood …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 parentage — (pa ran ta j ) s. m. Union par les liens du sang ou par les alliances de. famille. •   Si nommer en son parentage Une longue suite d aïeux, Que la gloire a mis dans les cieux, Est réputé grand avantage, MALH. IV, 5. •   Tous ceux que le parentage …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 10 parentage — [[t]pe͟ərəntɪʤ[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft of adj N Your parentage is the identity and origins of your parents. For example, if you are of Greek parentage, your parents are Greek. She s a Londoner of mixed parentage (English and Jamaican)... We are all… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 parentage — noun a) Of or pertaining to ones parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of ones birth. My fortunes parentage good parentage To equal mine! was it not thus? What say you? b) The social quality of your class in society. Jeo sui de bon parentage …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 parentage — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from parent Date: 15th century 1. a. descent from parents or ancestors ; lineage < a person of noble parentage > b. derivation, origin < a tradition of uncertain parentage > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 PARENTAGE — n. m. Ensemble des parents. Tout le parentage s’émut. Assembler tout le parentage. Il est vieux …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 14 parentage — par|ent|age [ˈpeərəntıdʒ US ˈper ] n [U] someone s parents and the country and social class they are from ▪ an English born man with Irish parentage ▪ He was born in France in 1670 of unknown parentage (=nobody knows who his parents were) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 parentage — /pair euhn tij, par /, n. 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. [1480 90; < MF; see PARENT, AGE] Syn. 1. ancestry,… …

    Universalium

  • 16 parentage — par|ent|age [ perəntıdʒ ] noun uncount your parents considered as belonging to a particular country, religion, or social class: He is of mixed Italian and English parentage …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 parentage — noun (U) someone s parents and the country and social class they are from: a child of unknown parentage (=we do not know who its parents are) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 parentage — noun Deedham was bound by tradition to marry only a woman of the finest parentage Syn: origins, extraction, birth, family, ancestry, lineage, heritage, pedigree, descent, blood, stock, roots …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 parentage — UK [ˈpeərəntɪdʒ] / US [ˈperəntɪdʒ] noun [uncountable] your parents considered as belonging to a particular country, religion, or social class He is of mixed Italian and English parentage …

    English dictionary

  • 20 parentage — [ˈpeərəntɪdʒ] noun [U] your parents considered as belonging to a particular country, religion, or social class He is of mixed Italian and English parentage.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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