Genealogy

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Genealogy \Gen'e*al"o*gy\, noun; pl. {Genealogies}. [OE. genealogi, genelogie, OF. genelogie, F. g['e]n['e]alogie, L. genealogia, fr. Gr. ?; ? birth, race, descent (akin to L. genus) + ? discourse.]

1. An account or history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor; enumeration of ancestors and their children in the natural order of succession; a pedigree.

2. Regular descent of a person or family from a progenitor; pedigree; lineage.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

genealogy

noun

1: successive generations of kin [syn: {genealogy}, {family tree}]

2: the study or investigation of ancestry and family history


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