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Oxford dictionary definition of the word descent:
1 [usually in singular] an act of moving downwards, dropping, or falling:
the plane had gone into a steep descent
a downward slope:
a steep, badly eroded descent
a moral, social, or psychological decline:
the ancient empire’s slow descent into barbarism
2 [mass noun] the origin or background of a person in terms of family or nationality:
the settlers were of Cornish descent
the transmission of qualities, property, or privileges by inheritance.
3 (descent on) a sudden violent attack:
a descent on the Channel ports
an unexpected visit:
his descents on the manager of any shop he took a fancy to visit
Middle English: from Old French descente, from descendre ‘to descend’ (see descend)