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Noun: ancestry  'an,ses-tree
  1. The hereditary derivation of an individual
    "his entire ancestry has been warriors";
    - lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, origin, parentage, stemma, stock
  2. Inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
    - lineage, derivation, filiation

Derived forms: ancestries

See also: crossbred, purebred

Type of: family tree, genealogy, hereditary pattern, inheritance

Encyclopedia: Ancestry