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Meaning of LINEAGE

Pronunciation:  'lineeij or 'lInij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
  2. [n]  the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
  3. [n]  a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted
  4. [n]  the number of lines in a piece of printed material
  5. [n]  the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors

LINEAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: ancestry, ancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, derivation, descent, descent, filiation, filiation, linage, linage, line, line of descent, line of descent, origin, parentage, pedigree, stock
 See Also: bilateral descent, bloodline, breed, breed, charge per unit, descent, extraction, family, family line, family relationship, family tree, folk, genealogy, hereditary pattern, inheritance, kinfolk, kinsfolk, kinship, number, origin, pedigree, phratry, rate, relationship, sept, side, strain, unilateral descent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lin"e*age\ (l[i^]n"[-e]*[asl]j; 48), n. [OE. linage, F.
lignage, fr. L. linea line. See 3d {Line}.]
Descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; race;
descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage.

      Both the lineage and the certain sire From which I
      sprung, from me are hidden yet.          --Spenser.

  1. A chart that traces the flow of genetic information from generation to generation.
  2. a unilineal descent group composed of people who trace their genealogies through specified links to a common ancestor.
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