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1. ancestral

adjective. ['ænˈsɛstrəl'] inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent.

Synonyms

  • heritable
  • transmissible
  • inheritable
  • hereditary

Antonyms

  • noninfectious
  • nurtural
  • congenital
  • nonheritable

Etymology

  • ancestral (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • ancestre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Ancestral

  • orchestral

How do you pronounce ancestral?

Pronounce ancestral as ænˈsɛstrəl.

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Sentences with ancestral


1. Adjective
Jade is also said to protect ancestral spirits when uniting the living with their ancestors.

Quotes about ancestral


1. The contents of someone's bookcase are part of his history, like an ancestral portrait."(About Books; Recoiling, Rereading, Retelling, New York Times, February 22, 1987)
- Anatole Broyard

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