lin·eal /'li-nē-əl/ adj: consisting of or being in a direct male or female line of ancestry
a lineal descendant compare collateral 2

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index hereditary

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

In a direct line from a particular relative, such as grandparent to parent to child; see also collateral

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

adj. Regarding trusts and estates, of a direct, as opposed to a collateral, descendant.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

That which comes in a line, particularly a direct line, as from parent to child or grandparent to grandchild.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

That which comes in a line, particularly a direct line, as from parent to child or grandparent to grandchild.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.


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