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Definitions and Synonyms of ancestral | Another word for ancestral | What is ancestral?

Definition 1: of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor - [adjective denoting pert]

Definition 2: inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ancestral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ancestral home
  • ancestral lore
  • hereditary monarchy
  • patrimonial estate
  • transmissible tradition

Synonyms for ancestral in the sense of this definition

(ancestral is similar to ...) capable of being inherited

"inheritable traits such as eye color" "an inheritable title"

(ancestral belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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