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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Genealogy \Gen`e*al"o*gy\, n.; pl. Genealogies. [OE. genealogi, genelogie, OF. genelogie, F. g['e]n['e]alogie, L. genealogia, fr. Gr. ?; ? birth, race, descent (akin to L. genus) + ? discourse.] [1913 Webster] 1. An account or history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor; enumeration of ancestors and their children in the natural order of succession; a pedigree. [1913 Webster] 2. Regular descent of a person or family from a progenitor; pedigree; lineage. [1913 Webster]