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forefather

noun fore·fa·ther \-ˌfä-thər\

: a person (especially a man) who was in your family in past times

: a person (especially a man) from an earlier time who helped to create or start something modern or important

Full Definition of FOREFATHER

1
:  ancestor 1a
2
:  a person of an earlier period and common heritage

Examples of FOREFATHER

  1. <our forefathers bought this farm, and our family has worked it for three generations>

First Known Use of FOREFATHER

14th century

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