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

Lineal \Lin"e*al\ (l[i^]n"[-e]*al), adjective [L. linealis belonging to a line, fr. linea line: cf. F. lin['e]al. See 3d {Line}.]

1. Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; -- opposed to {collateral}; as, a lineal descent or a lineal descendant.

The prime and ancient right of lineal succession. --Locke.

2. Inheriting by direct descent; having the right by direct descent to succeed (to).

For only you are lineal to the throne. --Dryden.

3. Composed of lines; delineated; as, lineal designs.

4. In the direction of a line; of or pertaining to a line; measured on, or ascertained by, a line; linear; as, lineal magnitude.

{Lineal measure}, the measure of length; -- usually written {linear measure}.

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



1: in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity" [syn: {lineal}, {direct}] [ant: {collateral}, {indirect}]

2: arranged in a line

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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