meaning of ancestors

1. One from whom a person is descended, whether on the fathers or mothers side, at any distance of time; a progenitor; a fore father.
An earlier type; a progenitor; as, this fossil animal is regarded as the ancestor of the horse.
One from whom an estate has descended; -- the correlative of heir.
someone from whom you are descended but usually more remote than a grandparent

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ancestor | ancestor worship | ancestorial | ancestorially |

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