From Middle English linage, from Old French linage, from ligne, from Latin linea (line); equivalent to line + -age.
lineage (countable and uncountable, plural lineages)
- Descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage.
- (advertising) A number of lines of text in a column.
- A fee or rate paid per line of text.
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