[syn: lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Parentage \Par"ent*age\ (p[^a]r"ent*[asl]j; 277), n. [Cf. F.
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?" --Shak.
Though men esteem thee low of parentage. --Milton.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the state of being a parent; "to everyone's surprise,
parenthood reformed the man" [syn: parenthood,
2: the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents [syn:
3: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has
been warriors" [syn: lineage, line, line of descent,
descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree,
ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "parentage":
ancestry, birth, bloodline, descent, extraction, family,
grandfatherhood, grandmotherhood, grandparentage, heritage, line,
lineage, origin, parenthood, pedigree, progenitorship, roots,
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
PARENTAGE. Kindred. Vide 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1955; Branch; Line.