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Definition 1: the descendants of one individual - [noun denoting group]

Samples where line of descent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his entire lineage has been warriors

Synonyms for line of descent in the sense of this definition

(line of descent is a kind of ...) successive generations of kin

(... is a kind of line of descent ) people descended from a common ancestor

"his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

(... is a kind of line of descent ) a family line of descent

"he gets his brains from his father's side"

Definition 2: the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for line of descent in the sense of this definition

(line of descent is a kind of ...) (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

(... is a kind of line of descent ) line of descent traced through both the maternal and paternal sides of the family

(... is a kind of line of descent ) line of descent traced through one side of the family

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