Definition of ancestral in English:

ancestral

Syllabification: an·ces·tral
Pronunciation: /anˈsestrəl
 
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adjective

[attributive]
  • Of, belonging to, inherited from, or denoting an ancestor or ancestors: the family’s ancestral home the only records of the ancestral forms are their fossils
    More example sentences
    • That which is patrimonial is that which is inherited from the ancestral past.
    • That area, which belongs to the Maori people there in terms of ancestral use, he would walk all over.
    • The Sakya tradition is closely bound up with the Khon ancestral lineage, which derived from celestial beings.
    Synonyms
    inherited, hereditary, familial
    rare lineal

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French ancestrel, from ancestre (see ancestor).

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