Redescent



noun
1.
the act, process, or fact of moving from a higher to a lower position.
Synonyms: falling, sinking; fall, drop.
2.
a downward inclination or slope.
Synonyms: decline, grade, declivity; slant.
3.
a passage or stairway leading down.
4.
derivation from an ancestor; lineage; extraction.
Synonyms: ancestry, parentage, origin.
5.
any passing from higher to lower in degree or state; decline.
Synonyms: decrease, drop, plunge, decline, lessening, contraction, downturn.
6.
a sudden raid or hostile attack.
Synonyms: assault, foray; raid, incursion, sneak attack.
7.
Law. transmission of real property by intestate succession.
noun
1.
the act of descending
2.
a downward slope or inclination
3.
a passage, path, or way leading downwards
4.
derivation from an ancestor or ancestral group; lineage
5.
(in genealogy) a generation in a particular lineage
6.
a decline or degeneration
7.
a movement or passage in degree or state from higher to lower
8.
(often foll by on) a sudden and overwhelming arrival or attack
9.
(property law) (formerly) the transmission of real property to the heir on an intestacy

descent de·scent (dĭ-sěnt’)
n.

The process of descending or falling down from a higher position.

The passage of the presenting part of the fetus into and through the birth canal.

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