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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 ​meantheirparents and/or ​their parent's ​country and ​socialclass: The ​novelstarts when a ​child of ​unknown parentage is ​left at the ​house of the ​localpriest. 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)
Translations of “parentage”
in Chinese (Simplified) 出身,世系,家系…
in Chinese (Traditional) 出身,世系,家世…
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