Webster 1913 Edition
linealisbelonging to a line, fr.
linealine: cf. F.
linéal. See 3d
Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; – opposed to
linealdescent or a
The prime and ancient right of
Inheriting by direct descent; having the right by direct descent to succeed (
For only you are
linealto the throne.
Composed of lines; delineated;
In the direction of a line; of or pertaining to a line; measured on, or ascertained by, a line; linear;
the measure of length; – usually written
Webster 1828 Edition
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.