Definitions of "parent"
  1. An individual who produces a child through biological means
  2. An individual who has gone through legal processes to adopt a child
  3. An individual, or entity, that bears a legal obligation to provide support to a child
  4. A person who becomes a parent through marriage, as defined by law
  5. A primary or originating entity or group that instigates or obtains another, usually lesser, entity or group
How to use "parent" in a sentence
  1. The court has determined that the parent is obligated to pay child support.
  2. As a parent, she makes sure to create a nurturing environment for her adopted child.
  3. The company, as a parent of multiple subsidiaries, oversaw their management.

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