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Noun: lineage  li-nee-ij
  1. The descendants of one individual
    "his entire lineage has been warriors";
    - line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock
  2. The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
    - descent, line of descent, filiation
  3. The number of lines in a piece of printed material
    - linage
  4. A rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted
    - linage
  5. Inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
    - ancestry, derivation, filiation

Derived forms: lineages

See also: crossbred, purebred

Type of: charge per unit, family relationship, family tree, genealogy, hereditary pattern, inheritance, kinship, number, rate, relationship

Encyclopedia: Lineage