Definitions

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  • adj. Not lineal; not of a family line.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not lineal; not coming in the order of succession.

Etymologies

un- +‎ lineal (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Since, then, questions about the origin of species will be raised, and have been raised, -- and since the theorizings, however different in particulars, all proceed upon the notion that one species of plant or animal is somehow derived from another, that the different sorts which now flourish are lineal (or unlineal) descendants of other and earlier sorts, -- it now concerns us to ask, What are the grounds in

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 33, July, 1860

  • What proof that some unlineal hand, some barbarism, without or within, shall not wrench the sceptre of democracy from our grasp?

    Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed. A Collection of Speeches and Messages

  • Gawsworth itself passed to an unlineal hand, by a series of alienations complicated beyond example in the annals of this country. "

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • In less than half a century the husbands of its two co-heiresses, James, Duke of Hamilton, and Charles, Lord Mohun, were slain by each other's hands in a murderous duel arising out of a dispute relative to the partition of the Fitton estates, and Gawsworth itself passed to an unlineal hand, by a series of alienations complicated beyond example in the annals of this country. "”

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, February 1667/68

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