Meaning of “parentage” in the English Dictionary

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"parentage" in British English

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parentagenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpeə.rən.tɪdʒ/ us /ˈper.ən.t̬ɪdʒ/

When you refer to people'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.

(Definition of “parentage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"parentage" in American English

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parentagenoun [ U ]

us /ˈpeər·ən·tɪdʒ, ˈpær-/

one’s parents or origins:

She’s of Puerto Rican parentage.

(Definition of “parentage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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