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linage

or line·age

[lahy-nij]
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noun
  1. agate lines
  2. the amount charged, paid, or received per printed line, as of a magazine article or short story.
  3. Archaic. alignment.
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Origin of linage

First recorded in 1880–85; line1 + -age
Can be confusedlinage lineage
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linage

lineage

noun
  1. the number of lines in a piece of written or printed matter
  2. payment for written material calculated according to the number of lines
  3. a less common word for alignment
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