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(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.
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Last year, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad- Bissessar too had come to Bhelupur village in Buxar district which was the land of her forefathers.
And so it was that Patrick and Pepe found themselves staring at their forefathers in a place called a Museum.
The dream of Pakistan perceived by poet philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal was transformed into a resolution on March 23, 1940, and after seven years of restless and untiring efforts by our forefathers led by Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan came into existence on August 14, 1947 on the world map.
QUETTA: The Former Chief Minister Balochistan and candidate on PB 35 Mastung Nawab Aslam Raisani has said, following the steps of our forefathers we have to protect the resources of our province alleging the new government came in power to sell Reko Diq to Saudis.
Achakzai enlightened that his forefathers had wrestled for the endurance of democracy in the country.
On June 12, we celebrated the Philippine Republic our forefathers proclaimed in 1898.
If we surmount the milestone of development then we will have to remember the sacrifices of our forefathers and will have to follow their footsteps, he asserted.
He said our forefathers had acquired the separate part of land after a heroic struggle.
Their forefathers were given the use of the land on the understanding they would provide an army in time of war.
" Every Bhil family has a sacred place, where they erect stone slabs in memory of their forefathers.
Locals hoped the marriage would help them to end the dry spell that the region is experiencing.Our forefathers believed that marriage of male and female frogs makes Lord Indra (Rain God) happy that leads to rains.
EVERYONE is entitled to their views, after all this a free democracy which my father and forefathers fought for, but may I remind Mr Adams, in case he is not aware, that homophobia is equal to racial hatred, ie.