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Meaning of ancestral by Wiktionary Dictionary

ancestral


    Alternative forms

    Etymology

    Old French ancestral, from ancestre ( “ancestor” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • ( US ) IPA: /ænˈsɛs.təɹ.əl/, /ænˈsɛs.tɹəl/

    Adjective

    ancestral ( not comparable )

    1. Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate .

    Anagrams

    • Lancaster


Explanation of ancestral by Wordnet Dictionary

ancestral


    Adjective
    1. inherited or inheritable by established rules ( usually legal rules ) of descent

    2. ancestral home
      ancestral lore
    3. of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor



    Definition of ancestral by GCIDE Dictionary

    ancestral


    1. Ancestral ( ?; 277 ), a. Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, “an ancestral estate”. “Ancestral trees.” Hemans.