line of descent
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|Noun||1.||line of descent - the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors|
family relationship, kinship, relationship - (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
bilateral descent - line of descent traced through both the maternal and paternal sides of the family
unilateral descent - line of descent traced through one side of the family
|2.||line of descent - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"|
blood line, bloodline, ancestry, lineage, pedigree, stemma, parentage, blood, origin, descent, stock, line
kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, family line, sept, folk, family - people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
side - a family line of descent; "he gets his brains from his father's side"