What is line of descent?

Some articles on line of descent, line:

House Of Estridsen - Line of Descent - From Christopher I To Margaret I
... from 1380, King of Denmark from 1385 (illegitimate) Erik Christoffersen Løvenbalk, his male line descendants, the Løvenbalk family, died out after 1598 ...

More definitions of "line of descent":

  • (noun): The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors.
    Synonyms: descent, lineage, filiation

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