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ancestry


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ancestry  \An"ces*try\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  ancesserie  See  {Ancestor}.] 
  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. 
 
  2.  A  series  of  ancestors  or  progenitors;  lineage,  or  those 
  who  compose  the  line  of  natural  descent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ancestry 
  n  1:  the  descendants  of  one  individual;  "his  entire  lineage  has 
  been  warriors"  [syn:  {lineage},  {line},  {line  of  descent}, 
  {descent},  {bloodline},  {blood  line},  {blood},  {pedigree}, 
  {origin},  {parentage},  {stock}] 
  2:  inherited  properties  shared  with  others  of  your  bloodline 
  [syn:  {lineage},  {derivation},  {filiation}] 




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