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ancestry

 
Noun ancestry has 2 senses
  1. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
    --1 is a kind of genealogy, family tree
    --1 has particulars:
     family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry; breed; side
  2. ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation - inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
    --2 is a kind of inheritance, hereditary pattern
    --2 has particulars:
     breed, strain; origin, descent, extraction; pedigree, bloodline
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