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parentage

noun [U]     /ˈpeə.rən.tɪdʒ/ US  /ˈper.ən.t̬ɪdʒ/
When you refer to a person's parentage, you mean their parents and/or their parent's country and social class : The novel starts when a child of unknown parentage is left at the house of the local priest . She is of mixed Australian and Japanese parentage.Parents and children
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