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ancestry

[ an-ses-tree or, especially British, -suh-stree ]
/ ˈæn sɛs tri or, especially British, -sə stri /
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noun, plural an·ces·tries.
family or ancestral descent; lineage.
honorable or distinguished descent: famous by title and ancestry.
a series of ancestors: His ancestry settled Utah.
the inception or origin of a phenomenon, object, idea, or style.
the history or developmental process of a phenomenon, object, idea, or style.
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Origin of ancestry

1300–50; Middle English, equivalent to ancestreancestor + -y3; replacing Middle English aunce(s)trie<Anglo-French
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British Dictionary definitions for ancestry

ancestry
/ (ˈænsɛstrɪ) /

noun plural -tries
lineage or descent, esp when ancient, noble, or distinguished
ancestors collectively
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