Definition of lineage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlɪniɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪniɪdʒ//
[uncountable, countable](formal)
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the series of families that somebody comes from originally synonym ancestry a French nobleman of ancient lineage Word Origin Middle English: from Old French lignage, from Latin linea ‘a line’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lineage