genealogy

Part of speech: noun

A record of descent from an ancestry.

Part of speech: noun

Descent in a direct line; pedigree.

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Usage examples "genealogy":

  1. Besides the field of genealogy and history allotted to them to cultivate, their very office tended to promote the love of virtue, and to check immorality and vice. - "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
  2. There were few who in going back did not encounter some Saracen or Jewish grandmother in their genealogy. - "Secret Societies And Subversive Movements", Nesta H. Webster.
  3. Such connections as this man add even a higher luster to the genealogy of Elizabeth Strong Hale, and lessen our wonder that a son of hers, while hardly more than a boy, could face the duty and calmly accept the responsibility that he felt rested upon him. - "Nathan Hale", Jean Christie Root.