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Webster 1913 Edition


Lineal

Lin′e-al

(lĭn′ē̍-al)
,
Adj.
[L.
linealis
belonging to a line, fr.
linea
line: cf. F.
linéal
. 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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lineal

LIN'EAL

,
Adj.
[L. linealis, from linea, line.]
1.
Composed of lines; delineated; as lineal designs.
2.
In a direct line from an ancestor; as lineal descent; lineal succession.
3.
Hereditary; derived from ancestors.
4.
Allied by direct descent.
For only you are lineal to the throne.
5.
In the direction of a line; as lineal measure.
Lineal measure, the measure of length.

Definition 2022


linéal

linéal

See also: lineal and Lineal

French

Adjective

linéal m (feminine singular linéale, masculine plural linéaux, feminine plural linéales)

  1. lineal