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descendent

moving downward
Not to be confused with:
descendant – one descended from an ancestor

de·scen·dent

also de·scen·dant  (dĭ-sĕn′dənt)
adj.
1. Moving downward; descending.
2. Proceeding by descent from an ancestor.

descendent

(dɪˈsɛndənt)
adj
1. coming or going downwards; descending
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) deriving by descent, as from an ancestor

de•scend•ent

(dɪˈsɛn dənt)

adj.
1. descending; going or coming down.
2. deriving or descending from an ancestor.
[1565–75; < Latin dēscendent-, s. of dēscendēns, present participle of dēscendere. See descend, -ent]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.descendent - a person considered as descended from some ancestor or racedescendent - a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
child - a member of a clan or tribe; "the children of Israel"
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
scion - a descendent or heir; "a scion of royal stock"
Adj.1.descendent - going or coming down
descending - coming down or downward
2.descendent - proceeding by descent from an ancestor; "descendent gene"
related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage

descendent

also descendant
adjective
Moving or sloping down:
References in classic literature ?
But the swords of their descendents had grown rusty by disuse.
The book is framed by a 21st century ceremony to reincorporate her descendents into the potlatch system and other sites of Kwakwaka'wakw identity.
Altaf Hussain impressed upon the establishment of Sindh and the prejudiced nationalist elements to change their attitude towards the Urdu-speaking, warning that if the descendents of the founders of Pakistan continued to be looked upon as third-rate citizens, they would be free to take any decision about their future
The highlighting of culture is important to this process, and for Mexico's African descendents Bonfil-Batalla's concept of "Mexico Profundo" may take on another meaning, that is that Mexico, viewed through one of Napolitano's prisms, may be defined by an experience of Blackness.
His descendents ruled Egypt until 1952, when King Farouk was toppled in the revolution of 1952 by the Free Officers Movement led by Mohamed Naguib and late-president Gamal Abdel Nasser.
In response to Khamenei's words, the Saudi Grand Mufti told the Mecca newspaper in an interview that the Iranian leader's comments were "not surprising," as the Iranians are the descendents of the Zoroastrians, a religious group that had assimilated elements of Islam and Christianity before being conquered by the Arabs.
Edmonton Branch has completed its Book Project, Loyalists Descendents to Alberta, with two editions.
He could also play Black Flag and Descendents songs on the guitar and taught me how to do Bertlemans on my first real skateboard.
They said that descendents of the Akhun Ilyas Baba had been scattered in parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Afghanistan but they lacked unity and coordination.
When you claim that you are descendents of Muhammad Ghori and Mahmud Ghazni and proud of Aurangzeb then you don't belong to us; you go to Pakistan," Swamy said.
Although the descendents of Aharon, the brother of Moses, have spread throughout the world over the past 3,300 years, the members of this extended family are being invited to participate in the first 'family reunion' held since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE.
The earlier generation's Willem Boshoff, of Afrikaner origin, and Santu Mofokeng, a Soweto-born black, both produce brilliant work that sometimes overshadows that of their younger "descendents" who showed here.