Descendent De*scend"ent, a. [L. descendens, -entis, p. pr. of descendre. Cf. {Descendant}.] Descending; falling; proceeding from an ancestor or source. [1913 Webster]

More than mortal grace Speaks thee descendent of ethereal race. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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  • descendent — DESCENDÉNT, Ă, descendenţi, te, adj., s.m. şi f. 1. adj. Care coboară; coborâtor. 2. s.m. şi f. Persoană care coboară din..., care se trage din...; urmaş. – Din fr. descendant, lat. descendens, ntis. Trimis de LauraGellner, 11.07.2004. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • descendent — • descendent, ättling, avkomling …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • descendent — see DESCENDANT (Cf. descendant) …   Etymology dictionary

  • descendent — descèndent m <G mn nātā> DEFINICIJA potomak ETIMOLOGIJA vidi descendencija …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • descendent — adjective a) descending; going down The elevator resumed its descendent trajectory. b) descending from (an ancestor) Power in the kingdom is transferred in a descendent manner …   Wiktionary

  • descendent — descendant, descendent In BrE descendant is the noun and descendent is the adjective, but in AmE either form is used in both cases …   Modern English usage

  • descendent — I noun a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑descendant • Ant: ↑ancestor (for: ↑descendant) • Der …   Useful english dictionary

  • descendent — /di sen deuhnt/, adj. 1. descending; going or coming down. 2. deriving or descending from an ancestor. [1565 75; < L descendent (s. of descendens), prp. of descendere. See DESCEND, ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • descendent — de•scend•ent [[t]dɪˈsɛn dənt[/t]] adj. 1) descending; going or coming down 2) deriving or descending from an ancestor • Etymology: 1565–75; < L dēscendent , s. of dēscendēns, prp. of dēscendere. See descend, ent …   From formal English to slang

  • descendent — descendant or descendent Those persons who are in the blood stream of the ancestor. Term means those descended from another, persons who proceed from a body of another such as a child or grandchild, to the remotest degree; it is the opposite of… …   Black's law dictionary

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