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Definition of Genealogy

Generous
Generous
  GENEALOGY   noun
An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.
 

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

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Regular definition:
GENEALOGY:
?d?i:n??Šl?d?? n. (pl. -ies) 1 a a line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor. b an account or exposition of this. 2 the study and investigation of lines of descent. 3 a plant's or animal's line of development from earlier forms. °°genealogist n. genealogize v.tr. & intr. (also -ise). [ME f. OF genealogie f. LL genealogia f. Gk genealogia f. genea race]


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