Definition of 'ancestral'
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Images of their son's rugged ancestral homeland were beamed into millions of American homes before the election. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They only know that their ancestral land is under threat. Times, Sunday Times (2009)To this day the native inhabitants of these regions continue to be exploited and harassed out of their ancestral lands. Christianity Today (2000)Now 320,000 live in their ancestral homeland. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has an ancestral seat near York. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But if its showpiece has regained its ancestral home, it might just be at the expense of its soul. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They were made rich by the richest platinum deposits in the world on their 450 square miles of ancestral land. The Sun (2009)This is evident in the trait that most Sikhs who share an ancestral village will also have the same surname. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are supposed to be a protected people, but they are fighting for their survival and that of their ancestral land. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It helps them determine their own future by helping them fight to keep their ancestral lands, culture and way of life. The Sun (2008)If we think it is right for rhinos to return to their ancestral lands, the only option is to guard them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)All of which and more I encountered on my childhood visits to my ancestral homeland. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The easy repartee within the group shows that many are old friends, but all have now bonded through transforming their ancestral homes into high-end venues. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'ancestral'
British English: ancestral ADJECTIVE
You use ancestral to refer to a person's family in former times, especially when the family is important and has property or land which they have had for a long time.
...the family's ancestral home in southern Germany.
Definition of ancestral from the Collins English Dictionary
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