lineal definition

  • adjective:
    • Belonging to or being in direct distinct descent from an ancestor.
    • produced from or associated with a specific line of lineage; hereditary.
    • Linear.
    • Of a household relationship that includes moms, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters, and sons, etc. in the place of security.
    • Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; produced from ancestors; -- in opposition to security.
    • Inheriting by direct lineage; obtaining the right by direct descent to ensure success (to).
    • consists of lines; delineated.
    • in direction of a line; of or regarding a line; assessed on, or ascertained by, a line; linear.
    • arranged in a line
    • in a straight unbroken type of descent from parent to child
  • others:
    • Of or pertaining to a line or size; extending in a line; involving the solitary dimension of length: since, lineal measure; a lineal foot.
    • Proceeding in a primary or unbroken line; hereditary; unbroken in course: distinguished from collateral: as, lineal lineage; lineal succession.
    • Pertaining or regarding direct descent; hereditary in high quality or personality; having an ancestral foundation or appropriate.
    • Allied by direct descent.
    • Of or with respect to the range or officials of the range into the army or navy.

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