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Meaning of lineal

lin•e•al

Pronunciation: (lin'ē-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. being in the direct line, as a descendant or ancestor, or in a direct line, as descent or succession.
  2. of or transmitted by lineal descent.
  3. linear.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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