n. a line of ancestors; descent; lineage; register or record of a line of ancestors
But, on both his mother's and his father's side there is nothing that even comes close to the kind of pedigree that qualifies as American elite.
Italy may have had the pedigree of one European Championship title and four World Cup triumphs, but they travelled to Poland and Ukraine with few anticipating a run to the final.
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I have a theory that the individual represents in his development the whole procession of his ancestors, and that such a sudden turn to good or evil stands for some strong influence which came into the line of his pedigree.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context