pedigree

Part of speech: noun

A line of ancestors.

Part of speech: noun

A genealogical register.

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Usage examples "pedigree":

  1. His pedigree included nothing beyond a grandfather. - "My Brilliant Career", Miles Franklin.
  2. Elmira was a conservative place- a place of pedigree and family tradition; that a stranger, a former printer, pilot, miner, wandering journalist and lecturer, was to carry off the daughter of one of the oldest and wealthiest families, was a thing not to be lightly permitted. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.
  3. It may seem to be weak, but I have a certain pride in our old pedigree, and it is the earnest wish of my heart that my son should marry well. - "By Birth a Lady", George Manville Fenn.