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PEDIGREE, descents. A succession of degrees from the origin; it is the state of the family as far as regards the relationship of the different members, their births, marriages and deaths; this term is applied to persons or families, who trace their origin or descent.
     2. On account of the difficulty of proving in the ordinary manner by living witnesses, facts which occurred in remote times, hearsay evidence (q.v.) has been admitted to prove a pedigree. 1 Phil. Ev. 186; 1 Stark. Ev. 55; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 383; 2 Supp. to Ves. jr. 110; 8 Com. Dig. 583 1 Pet. 337; 6 Pet., 81; 13 Pet. 209 1 Wheat. 6; 3 Wash. C. C. R. 243; 4 Wash.C.C.R.186; 3Bouv.Inst.n. 3067. Vide Descent; Line.

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BRIGHTER FUTURE: The Pedigree Adoption Drive has kicked off
No two people have the same view of what the ideal pedigree is," says Antony Murray, manager of bloodstock services at Weatherbys.
Send your name and address to Pedigree And Whiskas Snacks And Treats, Pets Competition, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP.
Put your answer to the following question on a postcard, with your name and address written on the back, addressed to Pedigree Light and Tasty competition, Corporation Street, Coventry CVI IFP.
All three PEDIGREE STACKERZ flavors are now available at mass retail, grocery and pet stores for a suggested retail price of $3.
Pedigree dairy auctioneer David Jones, who also runs his own pedigree Holstein Wiltor herd in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, is involved with sales across the country and says higher herd replacement rates are placing an increasing demand on the market place.
Katie Wragg, Marketing Manager for The Pedigree Adoption Drive said: "In the last four years we've raised over pounds 1 million for rescue centres supporting the country's abandoned dogs and despite the tough economic climate, the amazing public reaction has enabled us to really make a difference.
We are able to use cutting edge pedigree analysis technology such as TrueNicks and the Jockey Club's Pedigree Analysis Program that is no doubt helping us and our clients make more informed and in turn better mating decisions," Porter added.
Sometimes it seems to be similar to a sort of ancestor worship; if a particular name is in a pedigree it adds value and potential even if there is no apparent physical or temperamental trace.
Texels from Neil Crighton's Tweed flock will go under the hammer at Borderway's in-lamb pedigree sheep sales on > January 13.
THE Hexham-based National Beef Association has confirmed that, after a successful inaugural event, the Pedigree Calf Fair @ Beef NI Expo will be repeated in 2016.
Tom Evans sells the majority of his WelshFlock pedigree Texel rams at the main NSA Wales & Border Ram Sale, at the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd.