be descended from (someone or something)

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be descended from (someone or something)

To be related a particular ancestor or bloodline. Is it true? Is she really descended from Benjamin Franklin?
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be descended from

To be related to (an ancestor) by genetic descent from an individual or individuals in a previous generation: She claims to be descended from European royalty.
See also: descend
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