Lineal meaning

lĭnē-əl
Derived from or relating to a particular line of descent; hereditary.
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Linear.
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In the direct line of descent from an ancestor.
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Hereditary.
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Of or composed of lines; linear.
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Belonging to or being in the direct line of descent from an ancestor.
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Derived from or relating to a particular line of descent; hereditary.
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Linear.
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Regarding trusts and estates, of a direct, as opposed to a collateral, descendant.
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(family) Of a family relationship that includes mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters, and sons, etc. as opposed to collateral.
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Belonging to or being in the direct line of descent from an ancestor.
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Origin of lineal

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin līneālis consisting of lines from Latin līnea line line1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin līneālis, from līnea (“a line”); see line.

    From Wiktionary