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ancestor
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 3
1. One from whom a person is descended, whether on the father's or mother's side, at any distance of time; a progenitor; a fore father.
2. An earlier type; a progenitor; as, this fossil animal is regarded as the ancestor of the horse.
3. One from whom an estate has descended; - the correlative of heir.
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