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Dictionary definition for: Descent

1. (n) a movement downward

2. (n) properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"

3. (n) the act of changing your location in a downward direction

4. (n) the kinship relation between an individual and the individual''s progenitors

5. (n) a downward slope or bend

6. (n) the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"

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