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an·ces·tor

(an'ses-tōr),
A person in the direct line of descent from which a subject of interest is derived (for example, parents or grandparents; but no collaterals or descendants).

ancestor

(ăn′sĕs′tər)
n.
1. A person from whom one is descended, especially if more remote than a grandparent; a forebear.
2. Biology The actual or hypothetical organism or stock from which later kinds evolved.

ancestor

Etymology: L, antecessorem
one from whom a person is descended, through the mother or the father. The term assumes a direct line of descent, excluding collateral family members of previous generations.
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At the same time, both camps have yet to concede that the proposed memorandum on agreement on ancestral domain might "require the government to undertake necessary changes in the legal framework of this country," said Luwaran, adding that the MILF "has already agreed to this formulation provided that such processes would not derogate prior agreements [that were forged by both camps].
Located on the outskirts of Solan, 42 kms from Shimla, Rushdie's ancestral house is known as Anees Villa.
CHICHAWATNI -- Funeral prayers of two soldiers who embraced Shahadat in the area of Waziristan at Miran shah were held and later buried in their ancestral areas.
It may be no coincidence, however, that Kogelo village happens to be Obama's ancestral home and witch-doctor Dimo knew the President's father, who was buried there in 1982, the paper said.
Conversely, little public support exists among California voters for casinos proposed by tribes from outside the local area or who have no legitimate ancestral claims to the local area.
Pascal Gagneux of the University of California, San Diego and his colleagues then proposed that this genomic feature was a reflection of an HIV-like retroviral epidemic among ancestral chimps nearly 3 million years ago that left only a few to pass on rare resistance genes.
They connect ancestral sites and link the topography firmly to the social order of the people.
According to Carmichael, these rather straightforward prohibitions are actually oblique references to the ancestral narratives of Sarah, Isaac, and Moses.
Sixty-nine Japanese former residents of Kunashiri Island left Nemuro in eastern Hokkaido, on Thursday to visit ancestral graves on the Russian-held island off Japan's northernmost main island.
Pearl Asian will operate and process the ancestral land domain claims rich with raw gold and silver ores that may have contain platinum metals.
THE royal family of Baroda on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) to end a two- decade long legal feud over the huge ancestral property at Vadodara, estimated to be worth ` 20,000 crore.
On June 27th, Paramahansa Jagadish will lead an Ancestral Illumination Intensive, 7 to 9 pm, designed to illuminate, uplift and cleanse both of your ancestral lines.