affiliation, ascendants, blood, blood relationship, blood tie, bloodline, cognation, connection, consanguinity, derivation, descent, family, family connection, family tree, filiation, forebears, forefathers, former generations, genealogy, genesis, genus, heredity, history, kinship, line, lineage, origin, origination, origo, parentage, parents, patriarchs, pedigree, predecessors, procreators, stirps, strain
associated concepts: ancestral estate, ancestral property
affiliation (bloodline), affinity (family ties), birth (lineage), birthright, blood, bloodline, derivation, descent (lineage), family (common ancestry), heritage, lineage, origination, parentage, paternity, race, source
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A line of family descent.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.