Lineage Lin"e*age (l[i^]n"[-e]*[asl]j; 48), n. [OE. linage, F. lignage, fr. L. linea line. See 3d {Line}.] Descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; race; descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage. [1913 Webster]

Both the lineage and the certain sire From which I sprung, from me are hidden yet. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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