lineal descendant

Definition of "lineal descendant"
  1. An individual directly related to an ancestor, such as a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild, continuing onward indefinitely. This differs from a 'collateral' descendant who is related through siblings, aunts, or uncles
How to use "lineal descendant" in a sentence
  1. Her claim to the family heirloom is legitimate as she's a lineal descendant of the original owner.
  2. Although a nephew to the deceased, he was not considered a lineal descendant and therefore did not stand to inherit.
  3. Being a lineal descendant, the family house passed onto her directly from her grandmother.

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