Definition of genealogical in English:

genealogical

Line breaks: ge¦nea|logic¦al
Pronunciation: /ˌdʒiːnɪəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l
 
, ˌdʒɛn-/

adjective

  • Relating to the study or tracing of lines of family descent: genealogical research
    More example sentences
    • He starts with Kennedy's maternal and paternal grandparents and traces the genealogical line to Kennedy himself.
    • A new series of documentaries is being planned which will undertake the most ambitious genealogical study in history.
    • Tours of local studies and genealogical searches will be provided by library staff.

Derivatives

genealogically

adverb
More example sentences
  • Whereas this same sort of native poetic dearth will inspire fifteenth- and sixteenth-century humanists to link themselves genealogically to classical antecedents, for Horace such a linking is unthinkable.
  • In Hawaii, for instance, chiefs were genealogically related to gods and, as a result, were believed to possess sacred power called mana.
  • That is, genes from genealogically distant bacterial species seem just as likely to enter a host species as do genes from closely related species.

Origin

late 16th century: from French généalogique, via medieval Latin from Greek genealogikos, from genealogia (see genealogy).

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