What is line of descent?

Some articles on line of descent, line:

House Of Estridsen - Line of Descent - From Christopher I To Margaret I
... Erik Christoffersen Løvenbalk, his male line descendants, the Løvenbalk family, died out after 1598 Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein descends ...

More definitions of "line of descent":

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

Famous quotes containing the words line of, descent and/or line:

    For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull.
    Ralph Nader (b. 1934)

    Genealogy. An account of one’s descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.
    Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914)

    Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists. The strands are all there: to the memory nothing is ever really lost.
    Eudora Welty (b. 1909)