from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Belonging to or being in the direct line of descent from an ancestor.
- adjective Derived from or relating to a particular line of descent; hereditary.
- adjective Linear.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to the line or officers of the line in the army or navy.
- Of or pertaining to a line or length; extending in a line; involving the single dimension of length: as, lineal measure; a lineal foot.
- Proceeding in a direct or unbroken line; hereditary; unbroken in course: distinguished from
collateral:as, lineal descent; lineal succession.
- Pertaining or relating to direct descent; hereditary in quality or character; having an ancestral basis or right.
- Allied by direct descent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; -- opposed to
- adjective Inheriting by direct descent; having the right by direct descent to succeed (to).
- adjective Composed of lines; delineated.
- adjective In the direction of a line; of or pertaining to a line; measured on, or ascertained by, a line; linear.
- adjective the measure of length; -- usually written
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- adjective family Of a family relationship that includes mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters, and sons, etc. as opposed to
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective arranged in a line
- adjective in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin līneālis, consisting of lines, from Latin līnea, line; see line.]
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From Latin līneālis, from līnea ("a line"); see line.
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