"lineage" in the noun sense
1. 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"
2. descent, line of descent, lineage, filiation
the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
3. linage, lineage
the number of lines in a piece of printed material
4. linage, lineage
a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted
5. ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation
inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
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