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lineage1

lin·e·age1

lineage1

 
pronunciation:
lI ni ihj
part of speech: noun
definition 1: descent from or the descendants of a common or particular ancestor or ancestry.
He was able to trace his lineage back to his great great grandfather.
synonyms:
ancestry, bloodline, descent, extraction, parentage
similar words:
background, birth, blood, derivation, family, genealogy, heredity, heritage, line, origin, pedigree, stock, strain, succession
definition 2: the sources from which something, such as a philosophy or style, is derived; derivation.
synonyms:
derivation, fountainhead, origin, pedigree, provenance, source
similar words:
ancestry, background, foundation, inception, tradition