Genealogy Definition

noun, plural genealogies.
1.   a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc.

2.   the study of family ancestries and histories.

3.   descent from an original form or progenitor; lineage; ancestry.

4.   Biology. a group of individuals or species having a common ancestry:
The various species of Darwin’s finches form a closely knit genealogy.

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1. a person’s relatives collectively; kinfolk.

2. family relationship or kinship.

3. a group of persons descended from a common ancestor or constituting a people, clan, tribe, or family.

4. a relative or kinsman.

5. someone or something of the same or similar kind:
philosophy and its kin, theology.

6. of the same family; related; akin.

7. of the same kind or nature; having affinity.

8. of kin, of the same family; related; akin:
Although their surnames are identical they are not of kin.

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