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lineage

noun [C or U]     /ˈlɪn.i.ɪdʒ/ formal
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     /-əl/ adjective She claims lineal descent from Henry VIII.Ancestors and descendants lineally     /-ə.li/ adverb Ancestors and descendants
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