Lineal

Definition of Lineal

Lin´e`al   Pronunciation: lĭn´ė`al
a.1.Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; - opposed to collateral; as, a lineal descent or a lineal descendant.
The prime and ancient right of lineal succession.
- Locke.
2.Inheriting by direct descent; having the right by direct descent to succeed (to).
For only you are lineal to the throne.
- Dryden.
3.Composed of lines; delineated; as, lineal designs.
4.In the direction of a line; of or pertaining to a line; measured on, or ascertained by, a line; linear; as, lineal magnitude.
Lineal measure
the measure of length; - usually written linear measure.

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