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an·ces·tral

 (ăn-sĕs′trəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or evolved from an ancestor or ancestors.

an·ces′tral·ly adv.

ancestral

(ænˈsɛstrəl)
adj
of, inherited from, or derived from ancestors: his ancestral home.
n
(Logic) logic a relation that holds between x and y if there is a chain of instances of a given relation leading from x to y. Thus the ancestral of parent of is ancestor of, since x is the ancestor of y if and only if x is a parent of…a parent of…a parent of y
anˈcestrally adv

an•ces•tral

(ænˈsɛs trəl)

adj.
1. pertaining to ancestors; descending or claimed from ancestors.
2. serving as a forerunner or inspiration.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French]
an•ces′tral•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ancestral - inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descentancestral - inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate"; "transmissible tradition"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
heritable, inheritable - capable of being inherited; "inheritable traits such as eye color"; "an inheritable title"
2.ancestral - of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor

ancestral

ancestral

adjective
Of or from one's ancestors:
Translations
خاص بِالسَّلَف أو الأجْداد
po předcích
for-/ættfeîra-
po predkoch
atalara ait

ancestral

[ænˈsestrəl]
A. ADJancestral
B. CPD ancestral home Ncasa f solariega

ancestral

[ænˈsɛstrəl] adj [home, land, spirit, roots] → ancestral(e)

ancestral

adjseiner/ihrer Vorfahren; ancestral homeStammsitz m

ancestral

[ænˈsɛstrl] adj (of family) → avito/a; (of former times) → ancestrale, atavico/a
ancestral home → casa avita

ancestor

(ˈӕnsistə) , ((American) -ses-) feminine ˈancestress noun
a person who was a member of one's family a long time ago and from whom one is descended.
anˈcestral (-ˈses-) adjective
ˈancestryplural ˈancestries noun
a line of ancestors coming down to one's parents. He is of noble ancestry.
References in classic literature ?
Have not I resolved within myself that the whole earth contains no fitter ornament for the great hall of my ancestral castle?
Milk and honey" would have been an appropriate inscription for the delicious little library which parents who, I surmised, doted on Nicolete in vain, had allowed her to build in a wild woodland corner of her ancestral park, half a mile away from the great house, where, for all its corridors and galleries, she could never feel, at all events, spiritually alone.
To the Chinese such commonplace things as marriage, friendship, and home have an infinitely deeper meaning than can be attached to them by civilisation which practically lives abroad, in the hotels and restaurants and open houses of others, where there is no sanctity of the life within, no shrine set apart for the hidden family re-union, and the cult of the ancestral spirit.
Natasha and Nicholas often noticed their parents conferring together anxiously and privately and heard suggestions of selling the fine ancestral Rostov house and estate near Moscow.
If not specially observed, it was observable that while a Frayser who was not the proud possessor of a sumptuous copy of the ancestral "poetical works" (printed at the family expense, and long ago withdrawn from an inhospitable market) was a rare Frayser indeed, there was an illogical indisposition to honor the great deceased in the person of his spiritual successor.
I would specially refer such as doubt the sustaining influence of ancestral faith upon character and will to the eleventh and nineteenth chapters, in which are contained the opening and consummation of the Tellurionical Records extending over nine years.
Or again, if we look to an organ common to all the members of a large class, for in this latter case the organ must have been first formed at an extremely remote period, since which all the many members of the class have been developed; and in order to discover the early transitional grades through which the organ has passed, we should have to look to very ancient ancestral forms, long since become extinct.
At about the centre of the oaken panels that lined the hall was suspended a suit of mail, not, like the pictures, an ancestral relic, but of the most modern date; for it had been manufactured by a skilful armourer in London, the same year in which Governor Bellingham came over to New England.
It was famous, too, for the pillory, a wise old institution, that inflicted a punishment of which no one could foresee the extent; also, for the whipping-post, another dear old institution, very humanising and softening to behold in action; also, for extensive transactions in blood-money, another fragment of ancestral wisdom, systematically leading to the most frightful mercenary crimes that could be committed under Heaven.
The noble boy in the ancestral boots, was inconsistent; representing himself, as it were in one breath, as an able seaman, a strolling actor, a grave-digger, a clergyman, and a person of the utmost importance at a Court fencing-match, on the authority of whose practised eye and nice discrimination the finest strokes were judged.
The old ancestral portraits, whose fixed countenances looked down on the wild scene, were rent from the walls.
He actually spent a few months in the ancestral home.