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Meaning of ANCESTRY

Pronunciation:  'ansestree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
  2. [n]  the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"

ANCESTRY is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: blood, blood line, bloodline, derivation, descent, filiation, line, line of descent, lineage, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stock
 See Also: bloodline, breed, breed, descent, extraction, family, family line, family tree, folk, genealogy, hereditary pattern, inheritance, kinfolk, kinsfolk, origin, pedigree, phratry, sept, side, strain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An"ces*try\, n. [Cf. OF. ancesserie. See {Ancestor}.]
1. Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth
   or honorable descent.

         Title and ancestry render a good man more
         illustrious, but an ill one more contemptible.

2. A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those
   who compose the line of natural descent.

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