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[lin-ee-uh l] /ˈlɪn i əl/

being in the direct , as a descendant or ancestor, or in a direct , as descent or succession.
of or transmitted by lineal descent.
being in a direct line of descent from an ancestor
of, involving, or derived from direct descent
a less common word for linear

late 14c., from Old French lineal (14c.), from Late Latin linealis “pertaining to a line,” from linea (see line (n.)). Related: Lineally.


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