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Meaning of word lineal from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

lineal   adjective

Meaning : In a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child.

Example : Lineal ancestors.
Lineal heirs.
A direct descendant of the king.
Direct heredity.

Synonyms : direct

Descended from a common ancestor but through different lines.

Cousins are collateral relatives.
An indirect descendant of the Stuarts.
collateral, indirect

Meaning : Arranged in a line.