What is line of descent?

Some articles on line of descent, line:

House Of Estridsen - Line of Descent - From Christopher I To Margaret I
... Denmark from 1385 (illegitimate) 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 descent and/or line:

    And every stone shall cry,
    In praises of the child
    By whose descent among us
    The worlds are reconciled.
    Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)

    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)