lineal (adj.) Old form(s): Lineall , lyneal
lineally descended, in the direct line, hereditary
2H4 IV.v.47[Prince Henry to himself, of the world] it shall not force / This lineal honour from me
E3 I.i.36[Artois to King Edward] You are the lineal watchman of our peace
H5 I.ii.82[Canterbury to King Henry, of King Lewis] Queen Isabel, his grandmother, / Was lineal of the Lady Ermengare
KJ II.i.85[King John to King Philip, of the English arrival] Our just and lineal entrance to our own
KJ V.vii.102[Bastard to Prince Henry] may your sweet self put on / The lineal state and glory of the land!
R2 III.iii.113[Northumberland to King Richard, of Bolingbroke] His coming hither hath no further scope / Than for his lineal royalties
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