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English noun: family line

1. family line (group) people descended from a common ancestor


SamplesHis family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower.


Synonymsfamily, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept


Broader (hypernym)ancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, descent, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stemma, stock


Narrower (hyponym)dynasty, gens, homefolk, house, name, people









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