Definition of "ancestry" []

  • Ancestral descent or lineage. (noun)
  • Ancestors considered as a group. (noun)
  • Lineage or descent, esp when ancient, noble, or distinguished (noun)

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  • Ancestors collectively (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "ancestry" in a sentence
  • "With clades the ancestry is assumed depending on shared characteristic traits."
  • "To apologize or compensate people because of their ancestry is ridiculous."
  • "Obviously African-American ancestry is different from Irish-American ancestry and we would expect some statistical differences."