- the point opposite the ascendant.
- the point of the ecliptic or the sign and degree of the zodiac setting below the western horizon at the time of a birth or of an event.
- the cusp of the seventh house.
Origin of descendant
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Her grandfather had been a physician and healer who—according to family lore—married a descendant of the Osage or Pawnee tribes.Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History |Katie Baker |October 24, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
In the original Marvel comic books, the Mandarin was born and bred in China, a descendant of Genghis Khan no less.Did Hollywood Collaborate With Hitler? A New Book Makes Bold Claims. |Christopher Bray |September 9, 2013 |DAILY BEAST
It is common knowledge among those familiar with the rabbinic tradition that Haman was considered a descendant of the Amalekites.Iran as Haman: Jeffrey Goldberg’s Dangerous Analogy |Shaul Magid |February 27, 2013 |DAILY BEAST
Her mother, a descendant of Ashby, helped manage a sugar plantation her family inherited, bringing the story full circle.The Original Slave Colony: Barbados and Andrea Stuart’s ‘Sugar in the Blood’ |Eric Herschthal |January 24, 2013 |DAILY BEAST
Today, in a time of great national distress, Nehru's descendant cannot find the fiber to meet his people.How Rahul Gandhi Blew the Indian Rape Crisis |Dilip D’Souza |January 19, 2013 |DAILY BEAST
The descendant of Joel sends this to the descendant of the Nerowegs.The Carlovingian Coins |Eugne Sue
His father, who signed himself Delharpe, was a descendant of a noble family originally of Vaud.
And woe to any one who might now dare to raise that restless spirit, be he Edward S. or any descendant of his!Clark's Field |Robert Herrick
For those two hundred million dollars were a barrier, which a descendant of Crusaders and preux chevaliers could not overleap.Mortal Coils |Aldous Huxley
The descendant of John of Gaunt is to render fealty to the brat of a wandering playwoman!'Micah Clarke |Arthur Conan Doyle