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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.
References in classic literature ?
Our ancestors were not more distinct from us, surely, than Jews are from Christians; they had ``eyes, hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions;'' were ``fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer,'' as ourselves.
Inheritance requires communication between ancestor and descendant classes as well as communication between ancestor and descendant instances.
It all started when William Dean, the Vermont ancestor after whom Dean Dean Fausett sits beneath the "Spirit of America" sugar maple in front of his Vermont home.
Trevor Worthy, a palaentologist born in New Zealand, based his study on fossilised remains on NZ's south island that suggest the kiwi did not come from a larger ancestor but from a winged creature that originated in Australia but migrated to New Zealand.
2 Science, finds that their most recent common ancestor lived 120,000 to 156,000 years ago.
Armed with a name and a regiment you can then attempt to locate a service record for your ancestor. These are held by the Ministry of Defence and you can obtain them for a fee - see www.veterans-uk.info for more details.
Players begin ten million years ago as an early hominid, our first known ancestor, swinging through the trees of a lush jungle full of dangerous predators like giant pythons, sabre-tooth tigers, deadly alligators, as well as other beasts, and will need to master both their character in addition to their surroundings.
At the moment, the ancient ape Lucy is famously known as the world's most famous human ancestor. Discovered in 1974 by paleontologist Donald C.
Oft times one reads about "ancestor worship," but that phrase is misleading.
It was also noted that Markle and Prince Harry are distant cousins through their mutual ancestor, High Sheriff of County Durham Ralph Bowes, according to (http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/meghan-markles-ancestral-tie-to-the-royal-family-dates-back-centuries/news-story/458838be8d1ee512bd269cc05c27ae5b) News.com.au.
As a teenager, Daniel Foor experienced "contact with nonphysical beings or spirits." Rather than dismiss the experience as unreal, he pursued it into adulthood, and he now uses "ancestor reverence" as a psychotherapist and an "ancestor-focused ceremonialist." Foor shares his beliefs, and detailed instructions for communicating with ancestors, in this well-structured book.