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synonyms for ancestral

  • familial
  • tribal
  • affiliated
  • born with
  • congenital
  • consanguine
  • consanguineous
  • genealogical
  • in the family
  • inborn
  • inbred
  • inherited
  • innate
  • lineal
  • maternal
  • old
  • past
  • paternal
  • running in the family
  • totemic
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Colonialism is strong, but I believe our ancestral ways are stronger.
MEET FOUR CRAFT CHOCOLATE MAKERS DECOLONIZING THE INDUSTRYJINJI FRASEROCTOBER 22, 2020EATER
Our family land signified an ancestral connection to the greater sacred cacao story, which I suddenly found myself belonging to, creating a new grounding in my career.
MEET FOUR CRAFT CHOCOLATE MAKERS DECOLONIZING THE INDUSTRYJINJI FRASEROCTOBER 22, 2020EATER
I am writing this column from my now socially distant home on the ancestral lands of the Osage, Miami, Sioux, and Haudenosauneega people.
HAPPY INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY?ELLEN MCGIRTOCTOBER 12, 2020FORTUNE
Patriarch Georges-Henri Meylan, who was CEO of Audemars Piguet for 21 years, entrusted the running of Moser to his then 35-year-old son Edouard Meylan, an engineer and Wharton MBA who was lured back to his ancestral industry.
A Q&A WITH THE PROVOCATIVE MIND BEHIND WATCHMAKER H. MOSERDANIEL BENTLEYSEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
Since then, Blakeslee’s excavations along the Walnut River have filled in gaps between ancestral Wichita sites.
DRONES FIND SIGNS OF A NATIVE AMERICAN ‘GREAT SETTLEMENT’ BENEATH A KANSAS PASTUREBRUCE BOWERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Needless to say, the Worcestershire baronet had returned to his ancestral acres a sadder but a wiser man.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Some time after Bruce went north, he proceeded to Douglasdale again78 and placed an ambush near his ancestral castle.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
Therefore is there, in me, at least, an insistent whisper for ancestral and long denied rights.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The one possessed the prestige of wealth, and rank, and ancestral power; the other, the energy of a vigorous and cultivated mind.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Thus, as for religion, in order to satisfy the requirements of the definition, I must restrict myself to my ancestral religion.
THIRD CLASS IN INDIAN RAILWAYSMAHATMA GANDHI
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WORDS RELATED TO ANCESTRAL

  • acquired
  • ancestral
  • caused
  • cognate
  • coming from
  • connate
  • copied
  • evolved
  • hereditary
  • imitative
  • inferential
  • inferred
  • not original
  • obtained
  • plagiaristic
  • plagiarized
  • procured
  • secondary
  • secondhand
  • subordinate
  • uninventive
  • unoriginal
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.