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ped·i·gree

 (pĕd′ĭ-grē′)
n.
1.
a. A line of ancestors; a lineage.
b. A list of ancestors; a family tree.
2. A chart of an individual's ancestors used in human genetics to analyze Mendelian inheritance of certain traits, especially of familial diseases.
3. A list of the ancestors of a purebred animal.
4. A continuous history or series of precedents, especially considered as evidence of respectability or legitimacy: "The practice of larding legislation with special interest lucre has, of course, a lengthy pedigree in American politics" (Jonathan Chait).

[Middle English pedegru, from Anglo-Norman pe de grue : pe, foot (from Latin pēs; see pedi-) + de, of (from Latin ; see de-) + grue, crane (from the resemblance of a crane's foot to the lines of succession on a genealogical chart) (from Vulgar Latin *grūā, from Latin grūs, gru-; see gerə- in Indo-European roots).]

ped′i·greed′ adj.

pedigree

(ˈpɛdɪˌɡriː)
n
1. (Zoology)
a. the line of descent of a purebred animal
b. (as modifier): a pedigree bull.
2. (Zoology) a document recording this
3. a genealogical table, esp one indicating pure ancestry
4. derivation or background: the pedigree of an idea.
[C15: from Old French pie de grue crane's foot, alluding to the spreading lines used in a genealogical chart]
ˈpediˌgreed adj

ped•i•gree

(ˈpɛd ɪˌgri)

n.
1. an ancestral line; lineage; ancestry.
2. a genealogical record, esp. of a purebred animal.
3. distinguished or pure ancestry.
4. derivation; history.
adj.
5. having established purebred ancestry: a pedigree collie.
Also, ped′i•greed`.
[1375–1425; late Middle English pedegru < Anglo-French; Middle French pie de grue literally, foot of (a) crane, a fanciful way of describing the appearance of the lines of a genealogical chart]
syn: pedigree, genealogy refer to an account of ancestry. A pedigree is a table or chart recording a line of ancestors, either of persons or (more commonly) of animals, as horses, cattle, and dogs; in the case of animals, such a table is used as proof of superior qualities: a detailed pedigree. A genealogy is an account of the descent of a person or family traced through a series of generations, usu. from the first known ancestor: a genealogy that includes a king.

Pedigree

 a race or line; lineage; a long series; a string of people.
Examples: pedigree of dogs; of Popes, 1532.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedigree - the descendants of one individualpedigree - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
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"
family tree, genealogy - successive generations of kin
2.pedigree - line of descent of a purebred animal
breed, strain, stock - a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"
3.pedigree - ancestry of a purebred animal
ancestry, filiation, lineage, derivation - inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
Adj.1.pedigree - having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal
purebred - bred for many generations from member of a recognized breed or strain

pedigree

adjective
1. purebred, thoroughbred, full-blooded A pedigree dog will never cost less than a three-figure sum.
noun

pedigree

noun
1. One's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation:
2. A written record of ancestry:
Translations
أصْلٌأصْل كَريمأصيل، ذو حَسَبنَسَب
čistokrevnýrodokmenurozený původ
stamtavlebaggrundherkomst
jalorotuinen
rasan
ősipedigrétörzskönyvezett
血統の明らかな
혈통의
aukšta kilmėkilminga giminėveislinis
augsta izcelšanāsģenealoģija, radurakstišķirnes-sugas-
starý pôvod
stamtavla
พันธุ์แท้
có nòi

pedigree

[ˈpedɪgriː]
A. N (= lineage) → linaje m, genealogía f; [of animal] → pedigrí m; (= family tree) → árbol m genealógico; (= document) → certificado m de genealogía (fig) (= record) → historial m
B. CPD (lit) → de raza, de casta (fig) → certificado, garantizado

pedigree

[ˈpɛdɪgriː]
n
[animal] → pedigree m
to have a pedigree → avoir un pedigree
[person] → ascendance f
to have an aristocratic pedigree → être d'ascendance noble
He had a criminal pedigree
BUT Il avait des antécédents criminels.
modif [animal] → de race
a pedigree dog → un chien de race
a pedigree labrador → un labrador de pure race

pedigree

n (lit, fig)Stammbaum m; (= document)Ahnentafel f; (fig)Geschichte f
attrreinrassig

pedigree

[ˈpɛdɪˌgriː]
1. n (of person) → discendenza, stirpe f; (of animal) → pedigree m inv
2. adjdi razza (pura)

pedigree

(ˈpedigriː) noun
1. a list of the ancestors from whom a person or animal is descended. a dog's pedigree.
2. distinguished descent or ancestry. a man of pedigree.
adjective
(of an animal) pure-bred; from a long line of ancestors of the same breed. a herd of pedigree cattle.

pedigree

أصْلٌ čistokrevný stamtavle reinrassig εκλεκτής ράτσας con pedigrí jalorotuinen pedigree rasan di razza pura 血統の明らかな 혈통의 raszuiver rase- z rodowodem de raça породистый stamtavla พันธุ์แท้ cins có nòi 纯种的
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For instance, those people had inherited the idea that all men without title and a long pedigree, whether they had great natural gifts and acquirements or hadn't, were creatures of no more consideration than so many animals, bugs, insects; whereas I had inherited the idea that human daws who can consent to masquerade in the peacock-shams of inherited dignities and un- earned titles, are of no good but to be laughed at.
But then - stand nearer and hold up hands as begging -the pedigree of the white stallion was not fully established, and that officer, who is now at Umballa, bade me make it clear.' (Mahbub here described the horse and the appearance of the officer.) 'So the message to that officer will be: "The pedigree of the white stallion is fully established." By this will he know that thou comest from me.
For men's eyes are upon the business, and not upon the persons; or if upon the persons, it is for the business' sake, as fittest, and not for flags and pedigree. We see the Switzers last well, notwithstanding their diversity of religion, and of cantons.
'Talking of the baron's ancestor puts me in mind of the baron's great claims to respect, on the score of his pedigree. I am afraid to say, I am sure, how many ancestors the baron had; but I know that he had a great many more than any other man of his time; and I only wish that he had lived in these latter days, that he might have had more.
And we are of an excellent family and have a pedigree that I challenge any humans to equal, as it extends back about twenty thousand years, to the time of the famous Green Dragon of Atlantis, who lived in a time when humans had not yet been created.
For Van Horn had often listened to the recitals of Jerry's pedigree by Tom Haggin, over Scotch-and-sodas, when it was too pestilentially hot to go to bed.
If it were so, the number of sides in a Circle would be a mere question of pedigree and arithmetic, and the four hundred and ninety-seventh descendant of an Equilateral Triangle would necessarily be a Polygon with five hundred sides.
Almost, might it be said, he learned Del Mar's pedigree without knowing anything of his history.
The Kings of Aethiopia draw their boasted pedigree from Minilech, the son of this Queen and Solomon.
Lastly, with monstrous impudence he used to say "you" to his equals and even those who knew what he was, and declare that his arm was his father and his deeds his pedigree, and that being a soldier he was as good as the king himself.
Rosalie remonstrated, and I thought I should have been torn in pieces between them; but Miss Matilda having the loudest voice, her sister at length gave in, and suffered her to tell her story first: so I was doomed to hear a long account of her splendid mare, its breeding and pedigree, its paces, its action, its spirit, &c., and of her own amazing skill and courage in riding it; concluding with an assertion that she could clear a five-barred gate 'like winking,' that papa said she might hunt the next time the hounds met, and mamma had ordered a bright scarlet hunting-habit for her.
'I wish,' returned, she, with a short laugh, 'that all the attractive points and desirable qualifications of the two gentlemen were united in one - that Lord Lowborough had Huntingdon's handsome face and good temper, and all his wit, and mirth and charm, or else that Huntingdon had Lowborough's pedigree, and title, and delightful old family seat, and I had him; and you might have the other and welcome.'