Definition of "descended" []

  • Connected by a blood relationship (to a dead or extinct individual, race, species, etc) (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of descend. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "descended" in a sentence
  • "The name descended from a Celtic tribe called the Santoni, a fiercely independent people with a strong sense of their own ways."
  • "I feel no allegiance or kinship to my slave names despite their being patronymic a name descended from the father."
  • "Although twice married Byron left no children, and his title descended to his brother Richard (1605-1679), who had been governor of Newark."