lineage

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From Middle English linage, from Old French linage, from ligne, from Latin linea (line); see line.

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lineage (plural lineages)

  1. Descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; race; descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage.
  2. (advertising) A number of lines of text in a column.
    • 1927, William Leonard Crum, Advertising Fluctuations, Seasonal and Cyclical
      Total newspaper advertising lineage in the North Atlantic region

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