• WordNet 3.6
    • n parentage the descendants of one individual "his entire lineage has been warriors"
    • n parentage the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
    • n parentage the state of being a parent "to everyone's surprise, parenthood reformed the man"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Parentage Descent from parents or ancestors; parents or ancestors considered with respect to their rank or character; extraction; birth; as, a man of noble parentage . "Wilt thou deny thy parentage ?""Though men esteem thee low of parentage ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parentage Derivation from parents: as, the parentage of a child; in general, birth; origin: as, the parentage of an animal or a plant: by extension, derivation from an author or source: as, the parentage of a book, or of a legislative bill.
    • n parentage Specifically, condition with respect to the rank or character of parents or ancestors: as, a person of mean parentage; a man of noble parentage.
    • n parentage Parents collectively.
    • n parentage The parental relationship as exhibited in the recognition and care of children.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Parentage descent from parents: birth: extraction: rank or character derived from one's parents or ancestors: relation of parents to their children
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. parentage, relationship
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., 'kinsman'—L. parens, for pariens, -entis, pr.p. of parĕre, to bring forth.


In literature:

S. Rocco, or Saint Rocke, as Caxton calls him, was born at Montpelier in France of noble parentage.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
Thebes was an ancient city of Beotia, in Greece, founded by Cadmus, a Phenician, though of Egyptian parentage.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
Satan's progeny must not be dismissed without some exploit worthy of their parentage.
"Life of John Milton" by Richard Garnett
The relation of Anglo-Saxon to modern English is that of direct parentage, it might almost be said of absolute identity.
"Early Britain" by Grant Allen
He has no exalted social position to maintain, and blushes neither for parentage nor companions.
"Horace and His Influence" by Grant Showerman
Yet she knows nothing about his parentage or his character.
"Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures" by George W. Bain
Nisbet, Captain Josiah, Nelson's stepson, birth and parentage, i.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
Born of obscure parentage, he had grown from an immoral youth into a vicious old man.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
Parentage = naskigxo, deveno.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
Perhaps heredity was to blame, some unhappy blend of parentage.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
He was said to be of Armenian parentage (on his mother's side) and his sincerity as a Moslem was suspected.
"The Future of Islam" by Wilfred Scawen Blunt
The children he brings forward are worthy of their parentage.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
Hard by there lived a widow of German parentage, whose husband had been a printer; but he and his seven children were all dead.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 432" by Various
He's a young man, of poor but honest parentage, with a large eye for the main chance.
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
For all that he did not know his parentage, he was a gentleman, something that has to be bred in the bone.
"The Princess Elopes" by Harold MacGrath
The mother, it seems, was able in some way to convince the Judge of the child's parentage.
"The Devil's Own" by Randall Parrish
I gave the Constable a commission, and he's been and brought Richie, and got all the proofs of her parentage.
"Clemence" by Retta Babcock
There was a suggestion of Italian parentage in the Francesco which corresponded well with the decidedly Italian Toritti.
"The Chief Legatee" by Anna Katharine Green
Such men were the parents of the greater part of the surviving oral tradition of Shakespeare, and no better parentage could be wished for.
"Shakespeare and the Modern Stage" by Sir Sidney Lee
In some of them the references to his parentage, his birth, and his boyhood, were singularly inaccurate.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards

In poetry:

Soft, furtive hands caress the stone,
And hearts, o'erleaping place and age,
Melt into memories, and own
A thrill of common parentage.
"The Cradle Tomb In Westminster Abbey" by Susan Coolidge
Money, thou bane of blisse, and source of wo,
Whence com'st thou, that thou art so fresh and fine?
I know thy parentage is base and low:
Man found thee poore and dirtie in a mine.
"Avarice" by George Herbert
"And therefore, blind man, we bid thee bewray,
(And look that the truth thou to us do say)
Thy birth and thy parentage, what it may be;
For the love that thou bearest to pretty Bessee."
"The Beggar's Daughter Of Bethnal Green" by Henry Morley
"And therfore, blind man, we pray thee bewray,
(And looke that the truth thou to us doe say),
Thy birth and thy parentage what itt may bee,
For the love that thou bearest to pretty Bessee."
"The Beggar's Daughter of Bednall-Green" by Anonymous British
They had four bits o' bairns; the ill-tentit things
Were fu' o' the ills that sic parentage brings;
They wad fill their wee juggies wi' whisky an swill,
An' stoiter aboot till they fell an' lay still.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
Will you hear a Spanish lady,
How she wooed an Englishman?
Garments gay and rich as may be
Decked with jewels she had on.
Of a comely countenance and grace was she,
And by birth and parentage of high degree.
"The Spanish Lady's Love" by Henry Morley

In news:

I'm trying to trace back the lineage/parentage of my dearly departed horse.
Taming IT Bastardization with IBM PureSystems Regardless of App Parentage.
Young, an unmarried, staunch Catholic, faked an adoption of Lewis, who did not learn the truth about her parentage until an adult.
Candidates can question each other's parentage, compare their opponents to farm animals and sling mud by the truckload in TV and radio spots.
Taming IT Bastardization with IBM PureSystems Regardless of App Parentage .
) executed a voluntary acknowledgment of parentage , (2) genetic marker testing later revealed that R.R.
Family Law — Acknowledgement of Parentage — Custody Determination.
9/11 Bill's Provision on Homeland Security Unions Raises Questions of Its Purpose, Parentage .
Cause of death, as well as parentage, expected to be determined in a necropsy.
In this triumphant return to the universe of The Iron Dragon's Daughter (1994), Hugo-winner Swanwick introduces Will le Fey, an orphan of uncertain parentage.
An infertile wife was not entitled to a presumption of parentage of her husband's child carried by a surrogate mother, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled.
Documentary about a formidable Ukrainian foster mother whose yellow Crocs belie a steely controlling streak, and her various orphan kids, mostly of biracial parentage.
Statutory Parenthood for Same-Sex Partners By Professor Jeffrey A Parness December 2011 Column, Page 636 The Illinois Parentage Act should be amended to make it easier for same-sex partners to establish their parenthood.
William Wells Brown, a trailblazing author and literary revolutionary, was born in Kentucky in 1815 of mixed parentage to a "whip cracking" father and slave mother.
The Italian seed packets proudly proclaim their parentage: Franchi Sementi, the oldest family-owned seed company in Italy, founded in 1783.

In science:

Xα”,J ”,J ′ where J is the total angular momentum, M is the z -pro jection, α denotes all other quantum numbers, the term in brackets corresponds to the coefficients of fractional parentage and vJ ′ are random numbers.
Ground State Properties of Many-Body Systems in the Two-Body Random Ensemble and Random Matrix Theory
In principle, the Cµν (J, α)’s can be worked out using group–theoretical methods! Intuitively, that mixing property of the Cµν (J, α)’s can be understood by observing that each matrix element of Cµν (J, α) contains sums of products of Clebsch–Gordan and Racah coefficients and coefficients of fractional parentage.
The Two-Body Random Ensemble in Nuclei
Moreover, the coefficients in the linear combinations are determined by angular–momentum algebra, i.e., contain Clebsch–Gordan coefficients, Racah coefficients, and coefficients of fractional parentage.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Spectra
They depend upon vector–coupling coefficients and on coefficients of fractional parentage and, thus, are given in terms of group–theoretical concepts. (The coefficients of fractional parentage give the decomposition of a state |J T Πµi for m nucleons in terms of the same states for (m − 1) nucleons).
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
Because of their GUTs parentage the extra Z bosons from the breaking of the U (1) symmetries have tree level couplings to the SM particles; in particular the fermions.
A Very Narrow Shadow Extra Z-boson at Colliders
The detection of autosomal linkage in data which consist of pairs of brothers and sisters of unspecified parentage.
1953: An unrecognized summit in human genetic linkage analysis
This behavior, in comparison to that of OS dileptons, reflects the source of the dilepton parentage, and hence may be useful in ultimate event reconstruction.
Supercollider Signatures of Supergravity Models with Yukawa Unification
The ALEPH analysis also favors K ∗K parentage over ρπ in KK π states, and quotes an axial-vector current fraction of (94+6 −8 )% based on CVC and the absence of KK π in e+e− data.
Experimental Summary on Hadronic Decays: A TAU98 Review
There are several equally reasonable, computationally easy to implement choices of rules to define parentage, and in all of them the degree of a node is not bounded.
Efficiency of the Incomplete Enumeration algorithm for Monte-Carlo simulation of linear and branched polymers
The values of the coefficients of fractional parentage (cfp’s) of this unique state of seniority 4 as shown in Table I.
Interesting,Surprising and Perhaps Amusing Results in Nuclear Physics Calculations Over the the Years
We find a relationship between coefficients of fractional parentage (cfp) obtained on the one hand from the principal-parent method and on the other hand from a seniority classification.
Interesting,Surprising and Perhaps Amusing Results in Nuclear Physics Calculations Over the the Years
Substituting the parentage expansion, the nuclear current now becomes cλν Z d3rN B exp (iqeff · rN A )hχ(−) βλ (rN B )| ˆJ µ (qeff ) ≈ Xλν eff (rN B )|φλν (rN B )i .
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
For example, states for which the singlenucleon parentage coefficients are vanishingly small can still be populated by final-state interactions following an intermediate step that involves a state that is strongly excited by single-nucleon knockout [48,2,26].
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
Therefore, the calculations were performed using IPM parentage coefficients and comparisons to experimental data include spectroscopic factors to normalize the strengths of the observed fragments.
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
The parentage coefficients for pure hole states are given by cβγ = q2jγ + 1 where jγ = Iβ is the spin of the residual nucleus.
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions