Ancestry

Definition of Ancestry

An´ces`try
n.1.Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent.
Title and ancestry render a good man more illustrious, but an ill one more contemptible.
- Addison.
2.A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.

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