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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Genealogy  \Gen`e*al"o*gy\,  n.;  pl  {Genealogies}.  [OE. 
  genealogi,  genelogie  OF  genelogie  F.  g['e]n['e]alogie,  L. 
  genealogia,  fr  Gr  ?;  ?  birth,  race,  descent  (akin  to  L. 
  genus)  +  ?  discourse.] 
  1.  An  account  or  history  of  the  descent  of  a  person  or  family 
  from  an  ancestor;  enumeration  of  ancestors  and  their 
  children  in  the  natural  order  of  succession;  a  pedigree. 
 
  2.  Regular  descent  of  a  person  or  family  from  a  progenitor; 
  pedigree;  lineage. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  genealogy 
  n  :  successive  generations  of  kin  [syn:  {family  tree}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  GENEALOGY,  n.  An  account  of  one's  descent  from  an  ancestor  who  did 
  not  particularly  care  to  trace  his  own 
 
 




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