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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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It said that any development plans must take into consideration the rights of ownership and possession of ICCs/IPs to their ancestral domains, which are recognized and protected under the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act or Republic Act 8371.
Kung ayaw nila, hindi sila mapipilit dahil sa batas naman kontrolado nila ang teritoryo nila na classified as ancestral domains (If they oppose the idea, they will not be coerced because the law states they control the territory classified as ancestral domains)," he said.
First, it is not the government who spilled blood for the IPs to have their ancestral lands.
When put into cell lines, three of these possible ancestral FVIII proteins were expressed at higher levels, were exported more efficiently, and were more potent than the proteins we've got.
After some 20 years Graves again took up the writing cudgel during 2014 and produced five major epic novels covering more that three quarters of a million words, firstly Book One and Two of The Ancestral Trail Trilogy novels are published while, Book Three will be released early in 2015 and they are aimed at the Young Adult marketplace.
Faulkhead and Berg encapsulate the feelings of Koorie people in Victoria on the issue of repatriation of ancestral remains from museums:
Companies are being urged to take advantage of this market through a new Ancestral Tourism in Scotland guide published by Tourism Intelligence Scotland, as part of its Opportunities for Growth series, aimed at helping businesses to take advantage of new and emerging opportunities in the sector.
Mohammed Al Ghidi et Abdellah Ben Messaoud, deux figures de proue de la musique gharnatie, qui ont uvre pour la preservation de cet art musical ancestral, ainsi qu'au groupe de musique andalouse de Fes et d'autres groupes gharnatis locaux, et ce, en guise de reconnaissance et d'encouragement pour l'interet accorde a ce genre de musique ancestrale.
In tribute to the collective effort of achieving this National Monument status, we have crafted Ancestral Ale, that incorporates many of the foods that the Ancestral Puebloans had available to them," Mr.
Basu was an Indian politician whose ancestral home was in Bangladesh - a separate country now.
Ancestral Houses: The Lost Mansions of Wales * Damian Walford Davies, Sin Melangell Dafydd and Paul White (Gomer, pounds 19.
Summary: US President Barack Obama has stepped foot in his ancestral home in Ireland.