Definitions for ancestryˈæn sɛs tri; esp. Brit. -sə stri

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock(noun)

    the descendants of one individual

    "his entire lineage has been warriors"

  2. ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation(noun)

    inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline

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  1. ancestry(Noun)

    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.

  2. ancestry(Noun)

    A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.

  3. Origin: From ancesserie. See ancestor.

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  1. Ancestry(noun)

    condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent

  2. Ancestry(noun)

    a series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent

  3. Origin: [Cf. OF. ancesserie. See Ancestor.]


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