descend from

descend from
be the progeny or offspring of, be a descendant of

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  • descend from — index develop, emanate, evolve Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • descend from — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms descend from : present tense I/you/we/they descend from he/she/it descends from present participle descending from past tense descended from past participle descended from 1) descend from someone/something… …   English dictionary

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  • In the law governing the transfer or distribution of property, a child, children, and all individuals who descend from a common ancestor or descendents of any degree. — In the law governing the transfer or distribution of property, a child, children, and all individuals who descend from a common ancestor or descendents of any degree. A concept that refers to the fact that a particular question of fact or law,… …   Law dictionary

  • Descend — De*scend , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Descended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Descending}.] [F. descendre, L. descendere, descensum; de + scandere to climb. See {Scan}.] 1. To pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards; to come or go down in any way,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • descend — de|scend [dıˈsend] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: descendre, from Latin scandere to climb ] 1.) [I and T] formal to move from a higher level to a lower one ≠ ↑ascend ▪ Our plane started to descend. ▪ I heard his footsteps descending… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • descend — verb 1 (I, T) formal to move from a higher level to a lower one: The plane started to descend. (+ from): He descended slowly from the railway carriage. | descend sth: Mrs Danvers descended the stairs. opposite ascend 2 (I) literary if darkness,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • descend — de|scend [ dı send ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive FORMAL to go down a mountain or slope, or to go downstairs: I descended into the valley. He slowly descended the stairs. a ) intransitive to come nearer to the ground: The airplane was… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • descend — v. 1) (d; intr.) to descend from ( to come down from ) (do you know from whom you are descended?) 2) (d; intr.) ( to swoop down ) to descend on, upon (the guerrillas descended on the village) 3) (d; intr.) ( to stoop ) to descend to (to descend… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • descend — descendingly, adv. /di send /, v.i. 1. to go or pass from a higher to a lower place; move or come down: to descend from the mountaintop. 2. to pass from higher to lower in any scale or series. 3. to go from generals to particulars, as in a… …   Universalium

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