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Ancestor - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Ancestor' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Ancestor [ n.]
- 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.
- 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.