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  1. de·scend·ant

    /dəˈsendənt/

    noun

    • 1. a person, plant, or animal that is descended from a particular ancestor: "Shakespeare's last direct descendant"
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  3. Descendant | Definition of Descendant by Merriam-Webster

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    Definition of descendant (Entry 2 of 2) 1 : one originating or coming from an ancestral stock or source : one descended from another descendants of King David a descendant of an ancient grass

  4. Descendant | Definition of Descendant at Dictionary.com

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    descendant the point opposite the ascendant. the point of the ecliptic or the sign and degree of the zodiac setting below the western horizon at the time of a birth... the cusp of the seventh house.

  5. DESCENDANT | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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    descendant meaning: 1. a person who is related to you and who lives after you, such as your child or grandchild: 2. a…. Learn more.

    • (Anthropology & Ethnology) a person, animal, or plant when described as descended from an individual, race, species,...
    • (Genetics) a person, animal, or plant when described as descended from an individual, race, species, etc
  6. 1. descendants - all of the offspring of a given progenitor; "we must secure the benefits of freedom for ourselves and our posterity". posterity. biological group - a group of plants or animals. Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

  7. DESCENDANT | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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    a person who is related to you and who lives after you, such as your child or grandchild: He has no descendants. They claim to be descendants of a French duke. We owe it to our descendants (= people younger than us who will live after we have died) to leave them a clean world to live in.

  8. Descendant is defined as an offspring of a particular person. An example of a descendant is a man being the great, great grandson of someone.

  9. Descendants legal definition of Descendants

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    Descent and Distribution The area of law that pertains to the transfer of real property or Personal Property of a decedent who failed to leave a will or make a valid will and the rights and liabilities of heirs, next of kin, and distributees who are entitled to a share of the property. Origin of the Law

  10. Descendants Law and Legal Definition | USLegal, Inc.

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    Descendants are those who are the issue of an individual, such as children, grandchildren, and their children, to the remotest degree. Descendants are those in a descending line of birth from an individual, rather than an ascending line, such as to the parents of the individual. Determining who a person's descendants are is commonly necessary to determine who is entitled to share in the estate of a person who dies without a will.

  11. Descendance | Definition of Descendance by Merriam-Webster

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    noun. Save Word. To save this word, you'll need to log in. Log In. de· scend· ance. variants: or less commonly descendence \ - ndən (t)s \. plural -s.