ancestry [an′ses΄trē; ] also [, an′səstrē, an′sistrē]
pl. ancestries [ME ancestrie < OFr ancesserie < ancestre, ANCESTOR]
1. family descent or lineage
2. ancestors collectively: opposed to POSTERITY
3. noble or distinguished descent

English World dictionary. . 2014.


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.