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How to select direct parent element of an element in jQuery ?
  • Last Updated : 31 Mar, 2021

In this article, we will select the direct parent element of an element using jQuery. To select the direct parent element, the parent() method is used. This method finds the parent element related to the selected element. This parent() method traverse a single level up the selected element and return that element.

Syntax:

$(selector).parent()

Example: 

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        How to select direct parent element
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