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Descendant meaning

descendant - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Descendent.
  2. 2. One who descends, as offspring, however remotely; - correlative to ancestor or ascendant.
  3. 3. Offspring of an ancestor.

descendant - examples of usage

  1. In 1290, Witton was the property of William Dixley; in 1340, that of Richard de Pyrie, descendant of him, who, a hundred years before, held the contest. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  2. By an entail of the manor upon the male line, the Lady Ferrers seems to have quitted her title in favor of a second cousin, a descendant of William de Birmingham, brother to Sir Fouk. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  3. Descendant of the old early Dutch. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
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