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Definition of "descendent" [de•scend•ent]

  • Moving downward; descending. (adjective)
  • Proceeding by descent from an ancestor. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "descendent" in a sentence
  • "I am also a Blood descendent from the Lumbee Tribe, being a"
  • "We showed how the terms used to name marriage have varied in descendent Ruvu communities, yet each of them has origins in antecedent Bantu root words that meant "to marry," "to take/receive," and "to choose.""
  • "My husband Scott and I joke that he is such a physically robust child, he is our wee viking, a clear descendent from the Danish side of my family."