Line of Descent
is an acrostic for lod.
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Definition of the noun line of descent
What does line of descent mean as a name of something?
- the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
- lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
- synonyms of line of descent: descent / filiation / lineage
- more generic terms: family relationship / kinship / relationship = relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
- more specific terms:
- the descendants of one individual
- lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
- synonyms of line of descent: ancestry / blood / blood line / bloodline / descent / line / lineage / origin / parentage / pedigree / stemma / stock
- more generic terms: family tree / genealogy = successive generations of kin
- more specific terms:
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Philosophy and Grammar (2012)
Papers on the Occasion of the Quincentennial of Uppsala University by S. Kanger, Sven Öhman
The uniform line of descent is a warrant of the Unity of Science. It is illuminating to compare Comte as the philosophic herald of a new science of man with Bacon as a herald of a new science of nature. Neither one of the two visionaries made a ...
by A.W Reed, Timoti Karetu and R Calman
kaha strong; strength; ability; persistency; line of descent; rope, lashing;fileofmen inwar party. kahakaha garment. kāhaki(- na) carry away, kidnap; hijack. kahakoretanga weakness. kaharoa seinenetor large ...
by Frederick Stroud
The expressions " Lineal Descent," " Lineally descended," indicate, primd facie, a direct line of descent from father to son (V. hereon note to CraiJc v. Lambe, 1 Coll . 491) ; but under the peculiar circumstances of that case, yet still with difficulty, ...
by Arthur English
A line; a line of descent. Linea obliqua. In Civil law, the oblique line. In the collateral line. Linea recta. The direct line; applied to line of descent. Linea transversalis. A transverse or collateral line. Lineage. Descent. Race. Family. Lineal.
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