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lineage (noun) the line of descent of a member of a family.

Your line of descent is your lineage. That is, the line of your ancestors from the oldest generation in your family to your generation is your lineage. When you say that someone is of Italian lineage, what you mean is that they are born in a family the older generations of which lived in Italy.

  • That he is of German lineage is clear from his pronunciation of English sounds. You can clearly see the influence of German on his accent.
  • The family which lives next door to us is of French lineage. Though naturalized in the US, they still follow the customs and traditions they inherited from their French ancestors.
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