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Noun: descent  di'sent
  1. A movement downward
  2. Properties attributable to your ancestry
    - origin, extraction
  3. The act of changing your location in a downward direction
  4. The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
    - line of descent, lineage, filiation
  5. A downward slope or bend
    - declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope
  6. The hereditary derivation of an individual
    "his entire line of descent has been warriors";
    - lineage, line, line of descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock

Sounds like: dissen

Derived forms: descents

Type of: ancestry, change of location, derivation, family relationship, family tree, filiation, genealogy, incline, kinship, lineage, motion, move, movement, relationship, side, slope, travel

Encyclopedia: Descent