line of descent


line of descent
noun
1. the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
Syn: ↑descent, ↑lineage, ↑filiation
Derivationally related forms: ↑filiate (for: ↑filiation), ↑descend (for: ↑descent)
Hypernyms: ↑kinship, ↑family relationship, ↑relationship
2. the descendants of one individual
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his entire lineage has been warriors

Syn:
lineage, ↑line, ↑descent, ↑bloodline, ↑blood line, ↑blood, ↑pedigree, ↑ancestry, ↑origin, ↑parentage, ↑stemma, ↑stock
Derivationally related forms: ↑parent (for: ↑parentage), ↑descend (for: ↑descent), ↑lineal (for: ↑line)
Hypernyms: ↑genealogy, ↑family tree
Hyponyms:
family, ↑family line, ↑folk, ↑kinfolk, ↑kinsfolk, ↑sept, ↑phratry, ↑side

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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