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English definition of “parent”

parent

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpeərənt/
A1 your mother or father: Her parents live in Oxford.Family relations in general
parental
 
 
/pəˈrentəl/ adjective
relating to a parent: parental responsibilityParenting and caring for children
(Definition of parent from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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