Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Descendant Definition:

Those person who are born of, or from children of, another are called that person’s descendants.

Related Terms: Lineal Descendant, Issue, Consanguinity

Those person who are born of, or from children of, another are called that person’s descendants.

Grandchildren are descendants of their grandfather as children are descendants of their natural parents.

The law also distinguishes between collateral descendants and lineal descendants.


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