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Noun: line of descent
  1. The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
    - descent, lineage, filiation
     
  2. The descendants of one individual
    "his entire line of descent has been warriors";
    - lineage, line, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock

Derived forms: lines of descent

Type of: family relationship, family tree, genealogy, kinship, relationship

Encyclopedia: Line of descent