lineage for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (lɪniɪdʒ)
Someone's lineage is the series of families from which they are directlydescended. [formal] ⇒ They can trace their lineage directly back to the 18th century. ⇒ ...a respectable family of ancient lineage.
To the lineage of Gondor he added the fearless spirit of the Northmen.J.R.R. Tolkien THE LORD OF THE RINGSAnd here's his own son, his own blood, his own lineage , even his own gang to pass it on.Tepper, Sheri S. A PLAGUE OF ANGELSShe was in her prime; a handsome woman of forty or so, standing arm in arm with a man who surely had lion in his lineage.Clive Barker EVERVILLEBoth the Archbishop and myself bear old and venerable names, but beside her lineage , ours are as nothing.Colleen McCullough THE THORN BIRDS