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Lineal

That which comes in a line, particularly a direct line, as from parent to child or grandparent to grandchild.

See: hereditary

LINEAL. That which comes in a line. Lineal consanguinity is that which subsists between persons, one of whom is descended in a direct line from the other. Lineal descent, is that which takes place among lineal kindred.

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Kantor's field-theoretical psychology finds no place for either the determinism of psychodynamic and behavioristic approaches or the self-actional conceptions of those seeking to avoid treating humans as automatons pushed and pulled about by lineally operating causes.
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John Munro were lineally descended from the Munros of Foulis.
Any time metropolitan areas spread out, services that have to be delivered lineally will be strained, noted Jeff Romine, an economist with DRCOG, the Denver Regional Council of Governments.
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It would make void only marriages between persons related lineally by consanguinity, between brothers and sisters, and between half-brothers and half-sisters.
The next day Senator Flynn proposed an amendment that would prohibit marriage between those related lineally by adoption but not between siblings by adoption.
persons related lineally or as brother and sister could not marry