Lineage and Succession


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Lineage noun – The line of ancestors from whom a person is descended.
Usage example: his Italian lineage was very important to him

Succession is a synonym for lineage in descent topic. In some cases you can use "Succession" instead a noun "Lineage", when it comes to topics like ancestry, stock.
Nearby Word: line
Synonyms for Lineage


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Succession noun – Acquisition of property by descent or by will.
Lineage is a synonym for succession in descent topic. You can use "Lineage" instead a noun "Succession", if it concerns topics such as line of descent.
Nearby Words: success, successive, successor, successively, successiveness
Synonyms for Succession

How words are described

old old lineage old succession
long long lineage long succession
short short lineage short succession
direct direct lineage direct succession
Other adjectives: unbroken, male, royal, imperial.

Both words in one sentence

  • Zelda retains her lineage through the normal chain of succession.
  • Literature / Dreamblood Duology Big Screwed-Up Family: The Sunset Lineage tends towards this as the Prince has 256 wives, and succession is decided by who can best the others whether by murder or clever schemes.
  • Most family trees branch quite a bit due to multiple children having multiple children (and families of important lineage in particular tend to make a point of having a "spare" heir around to avert any potential Succession Crisis).
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