lineal descendant


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lineal descendant

n. a person who is in direct line to an ancestor, such as child, grandchild, great-grandchild and on forever. A lineal descendant is distinguished from a "collateral" descendant which would be from the line of a brother, sister, aunt or uncle. (See: descent and distribution)

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But the seaman of the last generation, brought into sympathy with the caravels of ancient time by his sailing-ship, their lineal descendant, cannot look upon those lumbering forms navigating the naive seas of ancient woodcuts without a feeling of surprise, of affectionate derision, envy, and admiration.
He did not mention that he was a lineal descendant of Balaam's ass, but everybody knew that without his telling it.
I am the lineal descendant of that infant -- I am the rightful Duke of Bridgewater; and here am I, forlorn, torn from my high estate, hunted of men, despised by the cold world, ragged, worn, heart-broken, and degraded to the companion- ship of felons on a raft
Du Bois, the present librarian of Ardis, is a lineal descendant of this revolutionary pair.
I am fully convinced that species are not immutable; but that those belonging to what are called the same genera are lineal descendants of some other and generally extinct species, in the same manner as the acknowledged varieties of any one species are the descendants of that species.
If the lineal descendants of Ham are alone to be scriptur- ally enslaved, it is certain that slavery at the south must soon become unscriptural; for thousands are ushered into the world, annually, who, like myself, owe their existence to white fathers, and those fa- thers most frequently their own masters.
For the great airships with which Germany attacked New York in her last gigantic effort for world supremacy--before humanity realized that world supremacy was a dream--were the lineal descendants of the Zeppelin airship that flew over Lake Constance in 1906, and of the Lebaudy navigables that made their memorable excursions over Paris in 1907 and 1908.
Especially appropriate for Shearith Israel is the claim of lineal descendant from those "who participated in the struggle of the revolution of 1776.
The organization is a lineal descendant of the original al Qaeda in Iraq, established shortly after 2003 in the vacuum created by the fall of Saddam.
Prior Supreme Court rulings had already banned public schools from teaching creationism as a violation of the Establishment Clause, and the Court had ruled as well that creationism's lineal descendant, scientific creationism, was still a religion, despite the lip service it paid to science.
is the oldest patriotic youth organization in the United States and is open to anyone younger than 21 who is a lineal descendant of a person who rendered aid to the cause of American Independence.
Quintus corresponded with Wittmack and send him some of his hybrids; it may well be, but this is speculation, that the Bromelia binotii from Quintus was a lineal descendant of Regel's plant.