children, offspring, progeny, family, posterity.
For about ten centuries their descendants
flourished there, a very powerful race in the Rhine countries.
We are the descendants
of an illustrious family, and our style of living should be so magnificent as to reflect credit on our rank.
Moreover, in the latter case, should all the residents of the two provinces be permitted to vote or only those people and their descendants
who were living there in 1870?