line of descent

Definitions of line of descent

n the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors

descent, filiation, lineage
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bilateral descent
line of descent traced through both the maternal and paternal sides of the family
unilateral descent
line of descent traced through one side of the family
cognation, enation, matrilineage
line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family
agnation, patrilineage
line of descent traced through the paternal side of the family
Type of:
family relationship, kinship, relationship
(anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

n the descendants of one individual

ancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, descent, line, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stemma, stock
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family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept
people descended from a common ancestor
a family line of descent
members of a family line
the people of your home locality (especially your own family)
aristocratic family line
a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
gens, name
family based on male descent
Type of:
family tree, genealogy
successive generations of kin

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