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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?


  1. the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
  2. the descendants of one individual

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Google previewPhilosophy 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 ...

Google previewThe Raupo Concise Maori Dictionary (2012)

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 ...

Google previewThe Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted (1890)

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, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

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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