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1[mass noun] The identity and origins of one's parents:‘a boy of Jamaican parentage’
ancestry, lineage, descent, extraction, roots, background, heredity, pedigreeView synonyms
- ‘Indeed, common place of origin is often connected with genos, one's origins by common descent and parentage.’
- ‘Born of Russian parentage, Robin never new his father and it was a standing joke that he would probably bump into him when one of the many Soviet dance troupes visited Wimbledon Theatre.’
- ‘The idea that people of mixed racial parentage and their descendants may have special needs is increasingly gaining ground.’
- ‘There are some Moroccans, Algerians, Canadians, Germans, Americans and children with Indonesian and French parentage.’
- ‘In a smaller community, the members of a subculture - all four of them - would be known by name, background and parentage.’
- ‘Apparently, the media knew Aaron had secretly given his servant a child to care for, but they mistook the boy's parentage.’
- ‘I have Welsh parentage, Welsh ancestry, was taught the Welsh language at school, and indeed I have lived in Wales.’
- ‘A High Court judge yesterday reserved judgment in the first stage of the legal action to help people conceived by donor insemination to discover more about their parentage.’
- ‘Calves were born between late February and mid May in each calving year and were identified for parentage at birth.’
- ‘For example, when an offspring and parent share rare alleles, confidence in parentage is higher than when sharing common alleles.’
- ‘Questioning his parentage vocally I went after him, crawled on my belly under the futon, and strained my arm out to retrieve the little plastic bag.’
- ‘Most often, children of dual racial parentage are identified with whichever race their physical features most reflect.’
- ‘This study provides empirical support for the use of likelihood analysis to infer parentage of progeny with multiple compatible parent pairs.’
- ‘To simulate a situation in which neither parent is known, the assignment of parentage was divided into two parts.’
- ‘Born in the United States of Barbadian parentage, she must somehow bridge the gap between two identities that are often in conflict.’
- ‘Weisz, a London native of Hungarian and Austrian parentage, previously appeared in such films as The Mummy, Enemy at the Gates and Runaway Jury.’
- ‘Or would they adopt the Nazi model and look at parentage to establish how English someone's heritage was?’
- ‘She knew no parents; those in the Service never learned their parentage.’
- ‘Well his background, his parentage and his ancestry was Jewish.’
- ‘Chiluba's parentage and educational background are both in dispute.’
- 1.1 The origin of something:‘this ice cream boasts American parentage’
origins, extraction, birth, family, ancestry, lineage, heritage, pedigree, descent, line of descent, line, blood, bloodline, stock, paternity, roots, derivationfiliation, stirpsView synonyms
- ‘In contrast, we quantified the activity of PDC in root tissues from a much larger number of tolerant and intolerant rice lines with a shared parentage.’
- ‘Each of the 85 varieties profiled is given its own page, illustration and description of its parentage.’
- ‘A company with French parentage runs the service.’
- ‘The game I'll play later tonight owes its parentage to a program written in 1958.’
- ‘Now, every bloody tale from a slasher series such as Halloween to the video nasties of the 1970s can trace some element of their parentage back to Psycho.’
- ‘He slammed his fist down on the snooze button and brought into question its parentage.’
- ‘But big decisions like this always have a myriad of motivations behind them and multiple parentage.’
Late 15th century: from Old French.
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