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de•scent



Pronunciation: (di-sent'), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/descent.html on line 71 [key]
n.
1. the act, process, or fact of descending.
2. a downward inclination or slope.
3. a passage or stairway leading down.
4. derivation from an ancestor; lineage; extraction.
5. any passing from higher to lower in degree or state; decline.
6. a sudden raid or hostile attack.
7. Law.transmission of real property by intestate succession.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/descent.html on line 129 descent (Thesaurus)
  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/descent.html on line 131 descent (Encyclopedia)

 

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