or line·age

  1. the number of printed lines, especially agate lines covered by a magazine article, newspaper advertisement, etc.
  2. the amount charged, paid, or received per printed line, as of a magazine article or short story.
  3. Archaic. alignment.

Origin of linage

First recorded in 1880–85; line1 + -age
Can be confusedlinage lineage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  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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