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Lineal, directly descending, hereditary: “put on the l. state and glory of the land,” John V, 7, 102. R2 III, 3, 113. H4B IV, 5, 46. “Queen Isabel was l. of the Lady Ermengare,” H5 I, 2, 82. “from whence you spring by l. descent,” H6A III, 1, 166. “the l. glory of your royal house,” R3 III, 7, 121. “unto a l. true-derived course,” R3 III, 7, 121 Peculiar usage: “if France in peace permit our just and l. entrance to our town,” John II, 85, i. e. due by right of birth.
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