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line of descent

 
Noun line of descent has 2 senses
  1. descent, line of descent, lineage, filiation - the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
    --1 is a kind of kinship, family relationship, relationship
    --1 has particulars: bilateral descent; unilateral descent
  2. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
    --2 is a kind of genealogy, family tree
    --2 has particulars:
     family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry; breed; side
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