"descent" in the noun sense
a movement downward
2. origin, descent, extraction
properties attributable to your ancestry
"he comes from good origins"
the act of changing your location in a downward direction
4. descent, line of descent, lineage, filiation
the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
5. descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope
a downward slope or bend
6. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock
the descendants of one individual
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
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