1. The identity and nature of one's parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one's birth.
  2. The social quality of one's 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
    Born and raised in Pristina, he was a Kosovar of Albanian parentage.
Related terms Translations
  • French: parenté
  • Russian: происхождение
  • Spanish: parentela

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