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GENEALOGY. The summary history or table of a house or family, showing how the persons there named are connected together.
     2. It is founded on the idea of a lineage or family. Persons descended from the common father constitute a family. Under the idea of degrees is noted the nearness or remoteness, of relationship, in which one person stands with respect to another. A series of several persons, descended from a common progenitor, is called a line. (q. v.) Children stand to each other in the relation either of full blood or half blood, according as they are descended from the same parents, or have only one parent in common. For illustrating descent and relationship, genealogical tables are constructed, the order of which depends on the end in view. In tables, the object of which is to show all the individuals embraced in a family, it is usual to begin with the oldest progenitor, and to put all the persons of the male or female sex in descending, and then in collateral lines. Other tables exhibit the ancestors of a particular person in ascending lines both on the father's and mother's side. In this way 4, 8, 16, 32- &c. ancestors are exhibited, doubling at every degree. Some tables are constructed in the form of a tree, after the. model of canonical law, (arbor consanguinitatis,) in which the progenitor is placed beneath, as if for the root or stem. Vide Branch; Line.

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Yet there is no claim there that all human beings are genetically or genealogically related to Jesus of Nazareth.
Importantly, in Khayelitsha, it was relatively close kin who were readily traceable genealogically, or people known from home, to whom newcomers turned during an early urban phase.
He will most likely, but not necessarily, be of tuakana status (senior rank) in the hapu, genealogically, and have the welfare of his whanau, hapu and iwi at heart.
This study is based on a sample of 84 gendered languages selected from the African macro-area and organized in subsets of genealogically related languages (the sample languages are listed in alphabetical order in appendix A).
Although Selkup is genealogically close, it is areally distant.
The racial divide/othering is blown wide open through the metaphor of a family related and bound by blood as opposed to non-family folks --members within this inner circle are properly called We, and those without are simply labeled They--outsiders who are genealogically and geographically removed from We:
This is a somewhat startling image for those of us who are lawyers--or who study law--and find it as violent, as historically messy, and as genealogically compromised as any other human institution.
Her intimacy to the earth is a quality that has been handed down to her genealogically, and she learns from other women to be in tune with her natural surroundings.
"The chief Lindsay poems," he asserts, "might be genealogically understood in terms of 'The Bells' and 'The Raven,' 'When Lilacs Last' and 'O Pioneers.' Poe is suggested by Lindsay's fondness for onomatopoeic effects and the more obvious phonetic devices (strongly marked rhythms, plentiful rhyme, alliteration); Whitman, by the search for an American myth, a democratic tradition made imaginative." (43) On the level of prosody, Warren argues persuasively that Lindsay's signature technical breakthrough involved the use of dipodic meter, which has its roots in popular balladry and nursery rhymes, and is related to public performance and emphatic sing-song rhythms (87-89).
Saikol, environment and natural resources director for Region 12, said traditionally, the Maguindanao and Buayan sultanates were "siblings," and the Kabuntalan royal house was their "offspring." Genealogically, Manamir's mother was from Buayan and his father, Barahaman, was the ninth sultan of Maguindanao.
Although he calls himself black, Obama is the offspring of a black African father and a white American mother and is thus distinguished genealogically from most African Americans.
Afterall rejects exhibition histories as an "art-historical subgenre." One of the tantalizing prospects of this nascent field is that, distinct from art history, and indeed curatorial studies, it is developing across a worldwide network of initiatives rather than being genealogically rooted in North America and Western Europe.

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