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Definition of lineal:

  1. Composed of lines; delineated; as, lineal designs.
  2. Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; - opposed to collateral; as, a lineal descent or a lineal descendant.
  3. In the direction of a line; of or pertaining to a line; measured on, or ascertained by, a line; linear; as, lineal magnitude.
  4. Inheriting by direct descent; having the right by direct descent to succeed ( to).

Synonyms:

verbatim, unilateral, direct, unilateralist, continue, unmediated, ancestral, one-dimensional, patrilinear, marking, matrilinear, linear, patrilineal, inherent, inherited, matrilineal.

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