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Noun: forefather  'for,faa-dhu(r)
  1. The founder of a family
    "keep the faith of our forefathers";
    - father, sire
  2. Person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group
    "our forefathers brought forth a great nation"

Derived forms: forefathers

Type of: ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, predecessor, root

Encyclopedia: Forefather