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ancestral

Logic a relation that holds between x and y if there is a chain of instances of a given relation leading from x to y. Thus the ancestral of parent of is ancestor of, since x is the ancestor of y if and only if x is a parent of…a parent of…a parent of y
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The Lord de Vere went back to his ancestral hall, where he contented himself with a wax-lighted chandelier, and filled, in due course of time, another coffin in the ancestral vault.
I was born in Carbondale, Illinois, but that doesn't matter--I'm an English countess, doing barefoot dancing to work off the mortgage on the ancestral castle, and they eat me.
But the Philippine government wanted to delete the word freedom in the agreement on ancestral domain," Luwaran said.
THE ancestral house of British- Indian novelist Salman Rushdie in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, was partially damaged when a giant eucalyptus tree fell on it on Thursday.
Two persons of Pakistan army, Hawaldar Naeem Abbas Shah from the Village of 98 Bara L Chak 117 and Subedar Zulfiqar Ali belonging to seven DR embraced martyrdom in a suicide bomb blast in Miranshah were buried with military honour in their ancestral villages.
6 ( ANI ): A Kenyan witch doctor from President Barack Obama's ancestral home has predicted the US election outcome.
QUETTA, September 16, 2010 (Frontier Star): The central president of JWP (Jamhoori Watan Party), Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti has declared that no power on earth could stop the re-settlement/ rehabilitation of displaced Bugti tribes, back on their ancestral land(s) of Dera Bugti.
15 /PRNewswire/ -- By a margin of more than 3-to-1, California voters are more likely to favor proposals to build new Indian gaming casinos if the tribe that benefits is local and has ancestral ties to the local area, a new statewide survey found.
Eichler's group provides "compelling evidence" of separate, comparably ancient retroviral infections in ancestral chimps and gorillas, remarks Harvard University's Maryellen Ruvolo.
In the 40 minutes that carry him into a trance, Mantsoe dances among his ancestral spirits, greeting both them and his riveted audience members.
Tademy's unremarkable but adequate writing style is compensated for by the wealth of content that she weaves into her ancestral story.
It is the act of creation, and a time when ancestral beings travelled the land creating the features of the landscape.