Definition of Line of descent

1. Noun. The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors.

Exact synonyms: Descent, Filiation, Lineage
Generic synonyms: Family Relationship, Kinship, Relationship
Specialized synonyms: Bilateral Descent, Unilateral Descent
Derivative terms: Descend, Filiate

2. Noun. The descendants of one individual. "His entire lineage has been warriors"
Exact synonyms: Ancestry, Blood, Blood Line, Bloodline, Descent, Line, Lineage, Origin, Parentage, Pedigree, Stemma, Stock
Specialized synonyms: Family, Family Line, Folk, Kinfolk, Kinsfolk, Phratry, Sept, Side
Generic synonyms: Family Tree, Genealogy
Derivative terms: Descend, Lineal, Parent

Lexicographical Neighbors of Line Of Descent

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line noise
line of Bechterew
line of Gennari
line of Kaes
line of Saturn
line of battle
line of beauty
line of best fit
line of business
line of centers
line of credit
line of defence
line of defense
line of demarcation
line of descent (current term)
line of destiny
line of dip
line of duty
line of fate
line of fire
line of fixation
line of flight
line of force
line of gab
line of heart
line of inquiry
line of latitude
line of least resistance
line of life

Literary usage of Line of descent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1910)
"From them the line of descent is traced through their son Samuel, who married Sarah Appleton; their son Samuel, who married Mary Emerson; their son John, ..."

2. Life of Joseph Brant-Thayendanegea: Including the Border Wars of the by William Leete Stone (1838)
"Account of the family of Brant subsequent to his death—Catharine Brant—The line of descent amon^the Mohawks—John Brant, the youngest son, appointed to the ..."

3. The Primitive Family in Its Origin and Development by Carl Nicolai Starcke (1889)
"... from the paternal to the maternal line of descent; the clan is then ruled by hereditary chiefs, and the family as a privileged group is lost. ..."

4. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"... for grandparents and great-grandparents; for brothers, sisters, &c.; for uncles, aunts, &c.; and for distant relatives in line of descent or ascent. ..."

5. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use by Austin Flint (1868)
"The line of descent connects the two succeeding lines of ascent extending ... The line of descent in health has in its course an oscillation more or less ..."

6. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone (1876)
"... is qualified to be his heir; for he is sure to be in the line of descent from the first purchaser, whether it were the line of the father or the mother. ..."

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