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parentage

noun ancestry, antecedents, birth, derivation, descent, extraction, family, family conneccion, family tree, filiation, forebears, forefathers, foreparents, former generations, genealogical tree, genealogy, genesis, genus, house, line, line of ancestors, lineage, origin, pedigree, primogenitors, source, stem, stirps, stock, tribe
Associated concepts: determination of parentage, legitimacy, paternity proceeding
See also: adoption, affiliation, affinity, ancestry, attribution, birth, blood, bloodline, citation, derivation, descent, family, filiation, lineage, origin, origination, paternity, race, source

parentage

in both England and Scotland it is legally presumed that a child born during marriage is also the child of the husband. The presumption can be rebutted. The court can order DNA or other tests, but if the mother, having control, does not allow samples to be taken then all the court can do is draw such inferences as are appropriate. There are very technical rules as to who is a parent in cases of artificial insemination and the like. See ILLEGITIMACY.

PARENTAGE. Kindred. Vide 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1955; Branch; Line.

References in classic literature ?
I think it would hardly serve her, to establish her parentage for the information of her husband, and to drag her back to disgrace, after an escape of twenty years, pretty secure to last for life.
We know one another's race and parentage as matters of common fame, though neither have you ever seen my parents nor I yours.
The story of his appearance in camp, the discovery of his parentage, and his prophecy, had lost nothing in the telling.
I looked at the proche parent; not on account of the parentage but marvelling at his air of ease in that cumbrous body and in such tight clothes, too.
The lines, however, if not by Poe, are the most successful imitation of his early mannerisms yet made public, and, in the opinion of one well qualified to speak, "are not unworthy on the whole of the parentage claimed for them.
Apart from the ties of parentage, there may have been, unknown to these three despotic souls, another powerful reason for the intensity of their reciprocal love: it was love undivided.
All the energy of Dorothea's nature went on the side of responsibility--the fulfilment of claims founded on our own deeds, such as marriage and parentage.
His confederate and chief lieutenant, Paulvitch, true to the long years of teaching of his wily master, had at last succumbed to the treachery and greed that had always marked his superior, and, lured by the thoughts of the immense ransom that he might win by returning the child unharmed, had divulged the secret of its parentage to the woman who maintained the foundling asylum.
Norman of Torn, if you are not the son of the old man you call father may God forfend that England ever guesses your true parentage.
She looked exactly what she was,--a well-bred, well-disposed, healthy young Englishwoman, of aristocratic parentage.
There is your full name and parentage, tracing out the amount of foreign blood which I find is in your veins.
His parentage gave him claims to these special favors; he was by birth entitled to rank as a gentleman.

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