Origin of descendent
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Now, its descendent organizations are dedicated to advancing the 20th-century throwback notion of the primacy of the nation-state.Can Ukraine Control Its Far Right Ultranationalists?
March 1, 2014
My mother was a descendent of Greek royalty, an intellectual grande dame who wore elegant shaded glasses.The Bag Lady Papers
December 17, 2008
The queen of one of the islands in the Victoria Nyanza is a descendent of them.Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa
Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
I don't mind Slith so much, he's only a little anachronistic reptile, a descendent of happier days in dinosaurial dawndom.
This Debon was one of the companions of Brute, the descendent of Aene'as.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1
The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
"She contends that she is a descendent of the old Mexican kings," offered Kendric coolly.Daughter of the Sun
- coming or going downwards; descending
- deriving by descent, as from an ancestor
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Word Origin and History for descendent
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