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English noun: line of descent

1. line of descent the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors


Synonymsdescent, filiation, lineage


Broader (hypernym)family relationship, kinship, relationship


Narrower (hyponym)bilateral descent, unilateral descent

2. line of descent (group) the descendants of one individual


SamplesHis entire lineage has been warriors.


Synonymsancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, descent, line, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stemma, stock


Broader (hypernym)family tree, genealogy


Narrower (hyponym)family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept, side









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