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Meaning of ancestral

an•ces•tral

Pronunciation: (an-ses'trul), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to ancestors; descending or claimed from ancestors: an ancestral home.
  2. serving as a forerunner, prototype, or inspiration.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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