unilateral descent

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Noun1.unilateral descent - line of descent traced through one side of the family
filiation, line of descent, lineage, descent - the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
cognation, enation, matrilineage - line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family
agnation, patrilineage - line of descent traced through the paternal side of the family
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"It's not a unilateral descent into complete degeneration in an inexorable kind of way."

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