Definitions of descent:
  • noun:   the act of changing your location in a downward direction
  • noun:   a movement downward
  • noun:   a downward slope or bend
  • noun:   the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
  • noun:   properties attributable to your ancestry
  • noun:   the descendants of one individual

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