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Meaning of ANCESTRAL

Pronunciation:  an'sestrul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate"; "transmissible tradition"
 

ANCESTRAL is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: hereditary, heritable, inheritable, patrimonial, transmissible
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An*ces"tral\ (?; 277), a.
Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor
or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate. ``Ancestral trees.''
--Hemans.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aboriginal, ancestorial, antepatriarchal, atavistic, autochthonous, fatherlike, fatherly, grandfatherly, grandmotherly, grandparental, humanoid, maternal, mother, motherlike, motherly, parent, parental, paternal, patriarchal, preadamite, preglacial, prehistoric, prehuman, prime, primeval, primitive, primogenial, primoprimitive, primordial, pristine, protohistoric, protohuman
 

 

 

 

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