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


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