- the point opposite the ascendant.
- the point of the ecliptic or the sign and degree of the zodiac setting below the western horizon at the time of a birth or of an event.
- the cusp of the seventh house.
Origin of descendant
Examples from the Web for descendants
The story (and some DNA evidence) goes, the locals are the descendants of a band of Roman soldiers from 36 B.C.
Washington was a passionate advocate for an intensely practical education for ex-slaves and their descendants.College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School|Michael S. Roth|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The discussion of reparations for descendants of slaves saw some chatter this year after a piece in The Atlantic.Sherman Alexie on His New Film, the Redskins, and Why It's OK to Laugh at His Work|William O’Connor|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What this means is that the idea of popes as descendants of St. Peter is about controlling bishops, not churchgoers.
For their part, the Moroccans and descendants of other immigrants in the Netherlands and in Europe cannot help but worry.Dutch Xenophobe Geert Wilders Echoes Goebbels’ Infamous 1943 Speech|Nadette De Visser|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The man lived, and his descendants are among the principal inhabitants of the town of Stratton to this day.Footprints of Former Men in Far Cornwall|Robert S. Hawker
In fact, their descendants to the present day, even in England, entertain the same ideas.William the Conqueror|Jacob Abbott
Lancaiach is still in possession of the Prichard family, descendants of Col. Prichard.
They hold their own before the descendants of the conquistadores, who conquered the New World only to be conquered by it.
The Boers are the descendants of those pioneers who, for various reasons, left the Cape Colony between the years 1834-39.In the Shadow of Death|P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
British Dictionary definitions for descendants (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for descendants (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for descendants
mid-15c. (adj.), c.1600 (n.), from French descendant (13c.), present participle of descendre (see descend). Despite a tendency to use descendent for the adjective and descendant for the noun, descendant seems to be prevailing in all uses and appears 5 times more often than its rival in books printed since 1900. Cf. dependant.