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lineage

1
[ lin-ee-ij ]
/ ˈlɪn i ɪdʒ /
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noun

lineal descent from an ancestor; ancestry or extraction: She could trace her lineage to the early Pilgrims.
the line of descendants of a particular ancestor; family.

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Origin of lineage

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1275–1325; line(al) + -age; replacing Middle English linage<Anglo-French; Old French lignage<Vulgar Latin *līneāticum.See line1, -age

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lineage

linage, lineage

Definition for lineage (2 of 2)

lineage2
[ lahy-nij ]
/ ˈlaɪ nɪdʒ /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lineage (1 of 2)

lineage1
/ (ˈlɪnɪɪdʒ) /

noun

direct descent from an ancestor, esp a line of descendants from one ancestor
a less common word for derivation

Word Origin for lineage

C14: from Old French lignage, from Latin līnea line 1

British Dictionary definitions for lineage (2 of 2)

lineage2
/ (ˈlaɪnɪdʒ) /

noun

a variant spelling of linage
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