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ge·ne·al·o·gy

(jē'nē-al'ŏ-jē),
1. Heredity.
2. The explicit assembly of the descent of a person or family; it may be of any length.
[G. genea, descent, + logos, study]

genealogy

(jē′nē-ŏl′ə-jē, -ăl′-, jĕn′ē-)
n. pl. genealo·gies
1. A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
2. Direct descent from an ancestor; lineage or pedigree.
3. The study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.

ge′ne·a·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ge′ne·a·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ge′ne·al′o·gist n.

ge·ne·al·o·gy

(jē'nē-ol'ŏ-jē)
1. Heredity.
2. The explicit assembly of the descent of a person or family; it may be of any length.
[G. genea, descent, + logos, study]

genealogy

The study of the ancestry of an individual or group. Such investigations are particularly important in tracing the inheritance of genetically transmitted conditions or traits. One of the most important collections of genealogical information is in the archives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (i.e., the Mormon Church) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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It is probable that preference for genealogically close marriage occurs only in areas where there is a preference for geographically close marriage.
He does not have to be genealogically related to any of these women.
By producing historically and genealogically informed, highly conventionalized, ornate encomiastic verse in the codified, pan-insular literary dialect of Classical Irish (AD 1200-1650) for public performance, bardic poets adroitly celebrated, publicized, and, crucially, legitimated their Gaelic and gaelicized aristocratic patrons.
Yet, what kind of association(s) this might be remains somewhat obscure, apart from the fact, of course, that mythology links the timang to humans genealogically and that the canine teeth are linked to ancestors symbolically.
Located outside of Chicago, the ELCA Archives hold genealogically rich collections of oral histories, microfilm, photographs, as well as other archival materials and exhibits.
It places Gilbert's text under the sign of the poststructuralist rejection of axiologically loaded binary oppositions, in the place of which such oppositions are deconstructed (Derrida)--shown to have no foundation--or genealogically unmasked as being the result of contingent historical decisions that have been elevated to the status of necessity (Foucault).
The Brechtian reference of Godard's work further reflects upon its genealogically complicating mediation of the relation of Scorsese's to Powell's filmmaking.
Yet despite the disparagement Abu El-Haj casts upon the Jewish tradition of Israelite descent and the political implications drawn from that belief, the fact is that genealogically there is evidence, in the male line, of significant common Middle Eastern roots.
The commentary's attempted linkages between "Jews" and "Arians" rely upon the rhetorical construction of the movements in question as monolithic and as genealogically related, with Arianism as heir to Judaism's most unfavorable qualities.
After introducing genealogically and descriptively the main elements of the problem, there are presented the main actors involved directly or indirectly in the configuration of the whole issue.
Genealogically, the earliest cinematic models Soderbergh engages in his free-wheeling adaptation of Kafka are rooted in a filmic ancestry which predates the modernist auteur noir of Orson Welles.
The two families are linked genealogically, for Miller's wife Janet is the mulatto half-sister of Carteret's wife Olivia.

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