Clan vs Parentage - What's the difference?

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Clan is a related term of parentage.


As nouns the difference between clan and parentage

is that clan is while parentage is of or pertaining to one's parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one's birth.

clan

English

(wikipedia clan)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (anthropology) A group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief.
  • A traditional social group of families in the Scottish Highlands having a common hereditary chieftain
  • Any association of people behaving clannishly.
  • (video games) A group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games.
  • A badger colony.
  • Derived terms

    * clannish * matriclan * patriclan

    Descendants

    * Dutch: (l) * German: (l)

    parentage

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Of or pertaining to one's parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one's birth.
  • The social quality of your class in society.
  • * 1608 , Shakespeare, Pericles , Act 5, Scene 1:
  • My fortunes -- parentage -- good parentage -- To equal mine! -- was it not thus? What say you?
  • origin; derivation