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lineal

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adjective lin·e·al \ˈli-nē-əl\

Simple Definition of lineal

  • : having a direct family relationship : related by a direct series of parents and children

Full Definition of lineal

  1. 1 :  linear

  2. 2 :  composed of or arranged in lines

  3. 3 a :  consisting of or being in a direct male or female line of ancestry — compare collateral 2 b :  relating to or derived from ancestors :  hereditary c :  descended in a direct line

  4. 4 a :  belonging to one lineage <lineal relatives> b :  of, relating to, or dealing with a lineage

lin·e·al·i·ty play \ˌli-nē-ˈa-lə-tē\ noun
lin·e·al·ly play \ˈli-nē-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of lineal

  1. He claims that he is a lineal descendent of a famous military hero.



14th Century

First Known Use of lineal

14th century

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