descent, lineal


descent, lineal
n.
Descent in a direct line, as from parent to child or grandparent to grandchild.

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  • lineal — /liniyal/ That which comes in a line; especially a direct line, as from father to son. Collateral relationship is not called lineal, though the expression collateral line, is not unusual. Proceeding in direct or unbroken line, hereditary,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • lineal — /liniyal/ That which comes in a line; especially a direct line, as from father to son. Collateral relationship is not called lineal, though the expression collateral line, is not unusual. Proceeding in direct or unbroken line, hereditary,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • descent — Hereditary succession. Succession to the ownership of an estate by inheritance, or by any act of law, as distinguished from purchase. Title by descent is the title by which one person, upon the death of another, acquires the real estate of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • descent — Hereditary succession. Succession to the ownership of an estate by inheritance, or by any act of law, as distinguished from purchase. Title by descent is the title by which one person, upon the death of another, acquires the real estate of the… …   Black's 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

  • Descent from antiquity — (DFA) is the project of establishing a well researched, generation by generation descent of living persons from people living in antiquity. It is an ultimate challenge in prosopography and genealogy. The idea is by no means new. Hellenistic… …   Wikipedia

  • lineal descendant — index child Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 lineal descendant n. A person who …   Law dictionary

  • lineal heir — n. A person who inherits directly from a lineal ancestor or ascendant; see also descent The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • lineal — [lin′ē əl] adj. [OFr linéal < LL linealis < L linea: see LINE1] 1. in the direct line of descent from an ancestor 2. hereditary 3. of or composed of lines; linear lineality [lin′ēal′ə tē] n. lineally adv …   English World dictionary