Lineage and Parentage


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Lineage noun – The line of ancestors from whom a person is descended.
Usage example: his Italian lineage was very important to him

Parentage is a synonym for lineage in ancestry topic. In some cases you can use "Parentage" instead a noun "Lineage", when it comes to topics like kin, origin, stock, genealogy. popular alternative
Nearby Word: line
Synonyms for Lineage


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Parentage noun – The line of ancestors from whom a person is descended.
Usage example: they were pleased that their son's girlfriend was of good parentage

Lineage is a synonym for parentage in ancestry topic. You can use "Lineage" instead a noun "Parentage", if it concerns topics such as origin, family, kin, stock. popular alternative
Nearby Words: parent, parenting, parenthood
Synonyms for Parentage

How words are described

human human lineage human parentage
alien alien lineage alien parentage
true true lineage true parentage
real real lineage real parentage
Other adjectives: important, supernatural, shared, mixed, mysterious, royal, hybrid, demonic, genetic.

Both words in one sentence

  • Literature / The Mists of Avalon Divine Parentage: While not exactly divine, the queen of the fairy folk reveals that Morgan, and assumingly all of the royal line of Avalon, are descended from the same lineage as she is.
  • Video Game / Brütal Legend Heroic Lineage: Eddie and Ophelia both come from important parentage.
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