Definition: Lineage

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From Middle English linage, from Old French linage, from ligne, from Latin linea (line); equivalent to line + -age.


lineage (countable and uncountable, plural lineages)

  1. Descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage.
  2. (advertising) A number of lines of text in a column.
  3. A fee or rate paid per line of text.

Related terms

  • line
  • lineal
  • linear


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