- 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. --Addison.
- A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.
Etymology: Cf. Old French ancesserie. See Ancestor.
- Dutch: voorouders, afstamming
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