ancestral

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adjective an·ces·tral \an-ˈses-trəl\

Definition of ancestral

  1. :  of, relating to, or inherited from an ancestor <ancestral estates>

ancestrally

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15th Century

First Known Use of ancestral

15th century


ANCESTRAL Defined for Kids

ancestral

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adjective an·ces·tral \an-ˈse-strəl\

Definition of ancestral for Students

  1. :  of, relating to, or coming from an ancestor <They visited their ancestral home.>


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