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Synonyms for ancestral
ænˈsɛs trəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ancestral, hereditary, patrimonial, transmissible(adj)

    inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent

    "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate"; "transmissible tradition"

    familial, genetic, contagious, transmittable, hereditary, catching, patrimonial, inherited, communicable, transmissible, contractable, transmitted

    nonheritable, noninheritable

  2. ancestral(adj)

    of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor

    hereditary, transmissible, patrimonial

    noninheritable, nonheritable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ancestral(a.)

    hereditary, patrimonial

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ancestral(a)

    patrimonial, hereditary

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    aboriginal, age-old, ancestor, ancient, traditional, progenitor, salafi, ancestry, salafist

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  1. Auma Obama:

    Given that his own mission under the Obama Foundation is to inspire and empower people to change the world, his attendance at this event at our ancestral home, where our father was laid to rest, is of great significance to me.

  2. Seth Norrholm:

    Back in our ancestral age ... young children learned not to pick up snakes and spiders because they're venomous.

  3. Colleen Hanabusa:

    This is racial stereotyping. Does he greet others in their ancestral language ? this mentality led to a period in American history that saw 120,000 men, women and children, including my grandfathers, sent to internment camps after World War II.

  4. Adam Brumm:

    The images of therianthropes may also represent the earliest evidence for our capacity to conceive of things that do not exist in the natural world, a basic concept that underpins modern religion, therianthropes occur in the folklore or narrative fiction of almost every modern society, and they are perceived as gods, spirits or ancestral beings in many religions worldwide.

  5. Julia Monk:

    Usually, when evolutionary biologists see a trait thats really widespread across evolutionary lineages, we at least consider the idea that the trait is ancestral and was preserved in all those lineages, so why hadnt people considered that hypothesis for SSB ?

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