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From Middle English linage, from Old French linage, from ligne, from Latin linea (“line"); see line.
Middle English linage, lineage from Old French lignage from ligne line line1
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
It is only conferred on those of royal lineage and upon high officers of state.
The Afghans are eternally boasting of their lineage, their independence and their prowess.
The name of her long-dead daughter was the end of her family's lineage.
His lineage was (in the opinion of one of them at least) of doubtful purity; and so it was his duty to lay down the high-priesthood and be content to rule the nation.
His brothers didn't hate him just because of his lineage.
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