unlineal

unlineal

(ʌnˈlɪnɪəl)
adj
not being in a direct line of descent from an ancestor
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The text's allusions to Macbeth's worries over his lack of heir ('Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown, / And put a barren sceptre in my gripe, / Thence to be wrench'd with an unlineal hand, / No son of mine succeeding,' (3) he comments, specifically in relation to the prediction that Banquo will sire a line of kings), and Lady Macbeth's brief acknowledgement of her former, motherly role (T have given suck, and know / How tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me', (4) she spits at Macbeth while imploring him to fulfil his promise to kill Duncan), are thrust onto the screen at the outset and deliver the framework for subsequent events.
Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown, And put a barren scepter in my grip, Thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand, No son of mine succeeding.