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  • One who is the progeny of someone at any distance of time; e.g. a child; a grandchild, etc.
  • (Biology) A later type; as, dogs evolved from relatives of early wolves.

    French
  • A descendant; one who is the progeny of someone at any distance of time; e.g. a child; a grandchild, etc.
  • Which is descending.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



De*scend"ant (?), a. [F. descendant, p. pr. of descendre. Cf. Descendent.] Descendent.

De*scend"ant, n. One who descends, as offspring, however remotely; -- correlative to ancestor or ascendant.

Our first parents and their descendants.
Hale.

The descendant of so many kings and emperors.
Burke.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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