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descent

A method of acquiring real property, when the prior owner dies without a will and the laws of intestate succession determine the person or persons who will acquire title by descent.

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10 Descend into the field then ascend to the far-right corner, passing through a timber kissing gate.
If I say, "Cross Cypress VOR at 10,000, then descend and maintain 6000," you can take your time getting down to 10,000, as long as you're at it over the VOR.
5 : to come down from a source or ancestor : derive <Many words descend from Latin.
In the prayer for the first day of Rajab, (10) God is described as the Limiter--the Setter of the limits of all things (ddu kulli madd), meaning that it is God who reveals and causes all things to descend in particular measures and limits and the decree of all things is in His command.
The track becomes a footpath and you will descend to go over a footbridge before reaching a farm on the edge of Hidcote Boyce.
To achieve this, a series of parachutes will help the probe to stabilize, and then descend slowly through the atmosphere.
It's too easy to descend into pointless lobbing of ancient shibboleths: "Marketers are polluting the Holy Graft of Education," or "Faculty members are inbred, move too slowly and resist change.
If this fails, Bolivia could suffer a crushing collapse of its fledgling democracy and descend into chaos.
For squats, slowly descend to parallel, come up a quarter way 7 times; ascend to upright position and immediately lower a quarter way 7 times; then, immediately descend to parallel and do full squats 7 times (7 x 3 = 21, that is the 21s style).
The sky was covered with clouds, but at least you could do high work or descend below the ceiling and do landing-pattern work.
A Pandora's box may have been opened recently when Napster founder Shawn Fanning called on "free" music fans to descend on our nation's capital and catch the attention of legislators holding hearings on online copyright issues.
The latter, which descend from Lucian, do not pretend to be recording a conversation which has really taken place but present themselves as a production of fantasy in which the play of ideas between the interlocutors is more significant than their historical verisimilitude.