An example of lineage are people who all have the same common relative from 300 years ago.
- direct descent from an ancestor
- ancestry; family; stock
- descendants from a common ancestor
Origin of lineageMiddle English linage ; from Old French lignage ; from ligne: see line
- a. Direct descent from a particular ancestor; ancestry.b. Derivation.
- The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.
Origin of lineageMiddle English linage, lineage, from Old French lignage, from ligne, line; see line1.
lineage - Legal Definition