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Ancestor- Definition:an·ces·tor [án sèst?r, áns?st?r] (plural an·ces·tors)  noun  1.  distant relation somebody is descended from: somebody from whom somebody else is directly descended, especially somebody more distant than a grandparent  2.  forerunner: a predecessor of somebody, e.g. in the development of an art form  3.  biology earlier species: an animal or plant from which a species has evolved  4.  earlier model: a device that was an earlier form of a modern invention or was used as a basis for developing it    [14th century. Via Old French ancestre < Latin antecessor

Ancestor- Definition:

an·ces·tor [án sèst?r, áns?st?r] (plural an·ces·tors) noun 1. distant relation somebody is descended from: somebody from whom somebody else is directly descended, especially somebody more distant than a grandparent 2. forerunner: a predecessor of somebody, e.g. in the development of an art form 3. biology earlier species: an animal or plant from which a species has evolved 4. earlier model: a device that was an earlier form of a modern invention or was used as a basis for developing it [14th century. Via Old French ancestre < Latin antecessor "somebody who goes before" < cess-, past participle of cedere "give way"]

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