Descendant

  • 1 descendant — descendant, ante [ desɑ̃dɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • v. 1260; de descendre 1 ♦ Qui descend, est issu d un ancêtre. Ligne descendante (opposé à ascendante) . N. Personne qui est issue d un ancêtre. ⇒ enfant, petits enfants; neveu; descendance. « Ces… …

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  • 2 descendant — descendant, ante 1. (dè san dan, dan t ) adj. 1°   Qui descend, qui va en bas. •   Serait ce abuser de la permission de conjecturer que de supposer qu il y a aussi un suc descendant ou dont la direction est en sens opposé ?, BONNET Consid. corps… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 Descendant — or Descendent may refer to: Lineal descendant, a blood relative in the direct line of descent Collateral descendant, a relative descended from a brother or sister of an ancestor Descendant (astrology), the point directly opposite from the… …

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  • 4 descendant — de·scen·dant also de·scen·dent /di sen dənt/ n: a blood relative of a later generation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. descendant …

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  • 5 descendant — mid 15c. (adj.), c.1600 (n.), from Fr. descendant (13c.), prp. of descendre (see DESCEND (Cf. descend)). Despite a tendency to use descendent for the adjective and descendant for the noun, descendant seems to be prevailing in all uses and appears …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Descendant — De*scend ant, a. [F. descendant, p. pr. of descendre. Cf. {Descendent}.] Descendent. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Descendant — De*scend ant, n. One who descends, as offspring, however remotely; correlative to ancestor or ascendant. [1913 Webster] Our first parents and their descendants. Hale. [1913 Webster] The descendant of so many kings and emperors. Burke. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 descendant — 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

  • 9 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 ascendants …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10 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 ascendants …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11 descendant — [dē sen′dənt, disen′dənt] adj. [ME descendaunt < OFr descendant < L descendens, prp. of descendere: see DESCEND] descending: also descendent n. 1. a person who is an offspring, however remote, of a certain ancestor, family, group, etc. 2.… …

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  • 12 Descendant —   [engl.], Abkömmling …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 descendant — DESCENDANT, ANTE. Terme d Anatomie. Qui descend. Aortedescendante. [b]f♛/b] En termes d Astronomie, on appelle Signes ascendans, les Signes du Zodiaque par lesquels le Soleil paroît monter; et Signes descendans, Ceux par lesquels il paroît… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 14 descendant — *offspring, young, progeny, issue, posterity …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 descendant — [n] person in line of ancestry brood, child, children, chip off old block*, get*, heir, issue, kin, offshoot, offspring, posterity, product, progeniture, progeny, scion, seed, spin off*; concepts 296,414 Ant. ascendant, predecessor …

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  • 16 descendant — Descendant, [descend]ante. adj. Qui descend. On divise les douze signes du Zodiaque en signes ascendants & signes descendants. il y a au ciel des signes ascendants & des signes descendants. Il sign. fig. Qui est issu, qui tire son origine d une… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 17 descendant — ► NOUN ▪ a person, animal, etc. that is descended from a particular ancestor …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 descendant */ — UK [dɪˈsendənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms descendant : singular descendant plural descendants a relative of a person who lived in the past a descendant of a famous Italian painter direct descendant: He claims to be a direct descendant of… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 descendant — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ direct, lineal ▪ Quechua, the lineal descendant of the Inca language ▪ immediate ▪ distant ▪ He was an O Conor and a distant desc …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 descendant — de|scen|dant [dıˈsendənt] n 1.) someone who is related to a person who lived a long time ago, or to a family, group of people etc that existed in the past →↑ancestor sb s descendants/the descendants of sb ▪ The coastal areas were occupied by the… …

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