Definitions for: Ancestry

[n] inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
[n] the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"

Webster (1913) Definition: An"ces*try, n. [Cf. OF. ancesserie. See Ancestor.]
1. Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth
or honorable descent.

Title and ancestry render a good man more
illustrious, but an ill one more contemptible.

2. A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those
who compose the line of natural descent.

Synonyms: blood, blood line, bloodline, derivation, descent, filiation, line, line of descent, lineage, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stock

See Also: bloodline, breed, breed, descent, extraction, family, family line, family tree, folk, genealogy, hereditary pattern, inheritance, kinfolk, kinsfolk, origin, pedigree, phratry, sept, side, strain

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