ancestor

(redirected from ancestral)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to ancestral: Ancestral worship

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Lumad school Alcadev sneered at Duterte's plan, saying that 'large mining, logging and agro-industrial corporations operate in and destroy our ancestral lands would only further exploitation of our natural resources which would lead to lack of food and hunger
At the recent gathering of leaders from different indigenous peoples communities in Davao City, the President offered to find investors to generate additional livelihood in the ancestral domains.
He said, though, that IPs who agree to have mines put up in their ancestral domains are free to do so.
Farhan, who was on a promotional tour to Lucknow for his upcoming film 'Lucknow Central', took a detour to visit his ancestral property.
The book introduces the practice of ancestral contact with the basic premise that "consciousness continues after death" and that it is quite possible for the living and dead to communicate.
The Government is committed to assisting Indigenous communities to pursue the unconditional return of ancestral remains held in overseas collections and within Australia through the Indigenous Repatriation Program.
these scientists generated 78 putative earlier, ancestral versions that would have been present in ancient mammals.
The body of Major Altamsh was flown to his ancestral place Kohat and that of Major Waseem to Lahore.
The star cricketer last visited his ancestral village a decade back, but his parents continue to visit the place.
com)-- His first published work in 1989, an adult fictional novel named African Chess, his next major epic published by Marshall Cavendish Publishing was the multi-million selling series called "The Ancestral Trail," a beautifully designed magazine series of his work were split into two halves, an Ancestral World and a Cyber World that made up a total of 52 issues with consecutively numbered page and series numbers.
I craved some kind of ancestral culinary anchora family recipe.
In particular, this has related to ancestral remains.