[ lin-ee-uhl ]
/ ˈlɪn i əl /
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Origin of lineal
OTHER WORDS FROM lineallin·e·al·ly, adverbmul·ti·lin·e·al, adjectivenon·lin·e·al, adjectiveun·lin·e·al, adjective
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How to use lineal in a sentence
What proof that some unlineal hand, some barbarism, without or within, shall not wrench the sceptre of democracy from our grasp?Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed.|Calvin Coolidge
British Dictionary definitions for lineal
/ (ˈlɪnɪəl) /
being in a direct line of descent from an ancestor
of, involving, or derived from direct descent
a less common word for linear
Derived forms of lineallineally, adverb
Word Origin for lineal
C14: via Old French from Late Latin līneālis, from Latin līnea line 1
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