Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of genealogy; relating to or exhibiting the succession of offspring from a progenitor.
- According to or characterized by descent from a common ancestor: as, genealogical order.
- In zoology, a graphic representation of the supposed derivation by descent with modification of any group of animals from their ancestral or primitive stock; a phylum. Such trees or phyla, now in common use, are the same in idea and purpose as ordinary genealogical trees, with the names of the groups of animals supposed to have been successively evolved in place of the names of persons. See phylum.
- adj. Archaic form of genealogical.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Genealogical.
- adj. of or relating to genealogy
“It's hard work genealogic ... alizing, and it's time that we recognize the sacrifices they make every day.”
“My mother kept harassing me about using the computer to look up genealogic stuff.”
“Adel, 'consisting of a permanent chairman, a permanent secretary, and four members, whose functions it is to report on matters of nobility, especially heraldic and genealogic, and on applications from Town Councils which wish to use some crest or other.”
“Dillmann, therefore, seems to be entirely correct in calling the first list of chiefs "historic-genealogic" and our list "geographic-statistic.”
“While making no claim to merit on the line genealogic, still I am not debarred, by excessive modesty, from saying that my forbears are of good, honorable, and unblemished record, running back more than a century in this country and embracing six or eight generations of "traceable grandfathers," both on the paternal and maternal side of the house.”
“Moses says that "the sons of Ham were Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan," and the present scientific division of the Hamites still rests on the genealogic table of Moses.”
Africa and the American Negro...Addresses and Proceedings of the Congress on Africa Held Under the Auspices of the Stewart Missionary Foundation for Africa of Gammon Theological Seminary in Connection with the Cotton States and International Exposition December 13-15, 1895.
“He also analyzes 50 genealogic trees of hemophilic families, and remarks that Nasse's law of transmission does not hold true.”
“The architect, on the other hand, was by nature inclined to archaeologic and genealogic studies, and would not have been displeased if Mr Sharnall had handed over to him the perusal of these papers entirely.”
“Of course, Haeckel's genealogic trees are of a purely hypothetic nature, and have no other purpose than to convey a clear conception of the notion of descent, and of the great lines of evolution at large.”
“Leaving aside such stray mutations, we may now consider the probable constitution of the great lines of the genealogic tree of the evening primroses, and of the whole vegetable and animal kingdom at large.”
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