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Abkömmling

Substantiv

partial

descendant

noun

Comparative law notes

Since descendant is broader than lineal descendants, this English term is not a near match.

Definitions of descendant

a person who is related to someone and who is born after them (eg a child or grandchild)

The family member is the spouse or civil partner of the worker or a descendant of the worker who is under 21 or dependent on the worker.