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lineage

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈlɪn.i.ɪdʒ/ formal us  
the members of a person's family who are directly related to that person and who lived a long time before him or her: She's very proud of her ancient royal lineage.Ancestors and descendants
lineal
adjective uk   /-əl/ us  
She claims lineal descent from Henry VIII.Ancestors and descendants
lineally
adverb uk   /-ə.li/ us  
Ancestors and descendants
(Definition of lineage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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