lineal descendant
index child

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


lineal descendant
n.
A person who is directly descended in a straight line from an ancestor.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


lineal descendant
See: issue
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

lineal descendant
n.
   a person who is in direct line to an ancestor, such as child, grandchild, great-grandchild and on forever. A lineal descendant is distinguished from a "collateral" descendant, which would be from the line of a brother, sister, aunt or uncle.
   See also: descent and distribution

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • lineal descendant — (Law) person who is a direct offspring, direct descendant (children and their children down through the generations, including grandchildren, great grandchildren and so forth) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lineal — lin·eal / li nē əl/ adj: consisting of or being in a direct male or female line of ancestry a lineal descendant compare collateral 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • descendant — de·scen·dant also de·scen·dent /di sen dənt/ n: a blood relative of a later generation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. descendant …   Law dictionary

  • Lineal — Lin e*al (l[i^]n [ e]*al), a. [L. linealis belonging to a line, fr. linea line: cf. F. lin[ e]al. See 3d {Line}.] 1. Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; opposed to {collateral}; as, a lineal descent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lineal measure — Lineal Lin e*al (l[i^]n [ e]*al), a. [L. linealis belonging to a line, fr. linea line: cf. F. lin[ e]al. See 3d {Line}.] 1. Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; opposed to {collateral}; as, a lineal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Descendant — or Descendent may refer to: Lineal descendant, a blood relative in the direct line of descent Collateral descendant, a relative descended from a brother or sister of an ancestor Descendant (astrology), the point directly opposite from the… …   Wikipedia

  • descendant or descendent — Those persons who are in the blood stream of the ancestor. Term means those descended from another, persons who proceed from a body of another such as a child or grandchild, to the remotest degree; it is the opposite of ascendants . Bassett v.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • descendant — or descendent Those persons who are in the blood stream of the ancestor. Term means those descended from another, persons who proceed from a body of another such as a child or grandchild, to the remotest degree; it is the opposite of ascendants …   Black's law dictionary

  • descendant or descendent — Those persons who are in the blood stream of the ancestor. Term means those descended from another, persons who proceed from a body of another such as a child or grandchild, to the remotest degree; it is the opposite of ascendants . Bassett v.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • descendant — or descendent Those persons who are in the blood stream of the ancestor. Term means those descended from another, persons who proceed from a body of another such as a child or grandchild, to the remotest degree; it is the opposite of ascendants …   Black's law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”