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noun as in offshoot, descendant

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Meijer, the scion of the eponymous Midwestern grocery chain family, is hoping his sizable financial advantage can save him.

Washington also slapped penalties on the scion of the Kyaw Thaung family, who the New York Times reported has strong ties to the Myanmar military and helped it procure equipment.

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The cycle plays out all over again but with a new, young scion.

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The scion of a wealthy Florida family, Greenberg, now 36, had swept into the Seminole County tax collector’s office in 2016 with a partially self-funded campaign, defeating longtime incumbent and fellow Republican Ray Valdes on the promise of reform.

The contemporary State Department is the scion of America’s first intelligence and diplomatic organization, the Committee of Secret Correspondence.

He was a scion of immense wealth, a civil rights activist, and an art collector and patron.

The party will need to do much, much more than replace one scion with another if it is ever to come back to national prominence.

The rock star scion became one of the loudest voices of her generation; prolific on social media and in the British press.

A DuPont family scion was convicted of sexually assaulting his daughter but received no jail time.

Sharif, 63, was born into money as the scion of a very wealthy family in Lahore.

Such an alliance was not to be tolerated for a moment, in connection with the last scion of his name and race.

Personally, I enjoyed the frank, untrammelled and prodigiously accomplished scion of a vulgar race.

Doctor Bataille, poor man, is the scion of an ordinary ancestry within the narrow limits of flesh and blood.

The compulsory subdivision of estates at the death of the owner enables every scion to live, if not to thrive, on the home stock.

Why, I assumed that your quest of the quack's scion would have trained you down fit for anything.


On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scion, such as: heir, branch, brood, child, graft, and heiress.

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