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English adjective: ancestral

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


SamplesAncestral home.
Ancestral lore.
Hereditary monarchy.
Patrimonial estate.
Transmissible tradition.


Synonymshereditary, patrimonial, transmissible


Similarheritable, inheritable


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


Antonymsnonheritable, noninheritable

2. ancestral of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor









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