descent: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-sent'), [key]
- the act, process, or fact of descending.
- a downward inclination or slope.
- a passage or stairway leading down.
- derivation from an ancestor; lineage; extraction.
- any passing from higher to lower in degree or state; decline.
- a sudden raid or hostile attack.
- transmission of real property by intestate succession.
- descent (Thesaurus)