Meaning of “parenthood” in the English Dictionary

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"parenthood" in British English

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parenthoodnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpeə.rənt.hʊd/ us /ˈper.ənt.hʊd/

the state of being a parent:

The prospect of parenthood filled her with horror.

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