HyperDic: ancestral

English > 2 senses of the word ancestral:
ADJECTIVEallancestral, hereditary, patrimonial, transmissibleinherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
pertancestralof or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor
ancestral > pronunciation
Soundsaenseh'strahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > ancestral: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaninginherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent.
Examples
  • "ancestral home"
  • "ancestral lore"
Synonymshereditary, patrimonial, transmissible
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderinheritable, heritableCapable of being inherited
Spanishancestral, hereditario, patrimonial, transmisible
Catalanancestral, hereditari, patrimonial, transmissible
Nounsancestorsomeone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
English > ancestral: 2 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor.
Spanishancestral
Catalanancestral
Nounsancestorsomeone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

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