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Definition of "lineage" []

  • Direct descent from a particular ancestor; ancestry. (noun)
  • Derivation. (noun)
  • The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line. (noun)
  • Variant of linage. (noun)

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 "lineage" in a sentence
  • "ECW is an abomination, but that's only because, technically, it's supposed to be the continuation of the old fed - at least as far as the title lineage was concerned."
  • "The number one issue that drives deals in our model in our business is what we call lineage transition issues-estate planning, death, disability, disease, divorce-those are the kinds of things where there is something going on within the ownership, and that's why most deals that we close, we've been talking to for four, five, six, seven years of relationship building and know what is transpiring within the ownership of that company."
  • "· The new title lineage feature allows you to pre-set histories for any championship in the game, allowing wrestler's old title reigns to be recognized."