Origin of lineal
Related Words for linealgenetic, national, tribal, short, straightforward, solid, smooth, successive, consecutive, nonstop, true, personal, immediate, familial, inborn, even, right, vertical, level, invariable
Examples from the Web for lineal
Contemporary Examples of lineal
Dr No -- the lineal descendant of Fu Manchu—is the epitome of evil.James Bond is Back But is He Any Good without Fleming?
October 5, 2013
Historical Examples of lineal
The father had descended for the son, For only you are lineal to the throne.The Comedies of William Congreve
The granddaughter, the only lineal descendant of the dead man, was still his wife.The Bertrams
The German sniper is really a lineal descendant of the impenitent thief.The Red Watch
J. A. Currie
It is said that a lineal descendant of Emperor Maximilian was so bound in Georgia.Blue Ridge Country
He must have been a Hebrew and a lineal descendant of Hebrew parents.The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)
Walter M. Chandler
Word Origin for lineal
late 14c., from Old French lineal (14c.), from Late Latin linealis "pertaining to a line," from linea (see line (n.)). Related: Lineally.