Lineal is an adjective used to describe having a direct family relationship. Relating to or consisting of lines.


  1. She insisted that she was from a royal ‘lineal’ descent.
  2. Because of her ‘lineal’ descent, she was offered opportunities that others would work their whole lives for.
  3. Really and truly isn’t it a wonderful thing to be able to learn about your ‘lineal’ ancestors.

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