Of pertaining to derived from or possessed by an ancestor or forefathers as an ancestral estate
- of or owned by or inherited from an ancestor
- hereditary or inheritable by set up rules (usually appropriate rules) of lineage
- Of, with respect to, based on, or possessed by, an ancestor or forefathers; as, an ancestral estate.
regarding ancestors, or even what has been done-by all of them; as homage anccstrcl. Based on forefathers. Ancestral properties are including are transmitted by descent, and not by purchase. 4 Kent, Comm. 404. Brown v. Whaley, 58 Ohio St 054, 49 N. E. 479, 05 Am. St. Rep. 793.
1520s, from Old French ancestrel (Anglo-French auncestrel), from ancestre (see ancestor). Related: Ancestrally.
(a.) Of, pertaining to, based on, or possessed by, an ancestor or forefathers; since, an ancestral estate.
Louis, who was sick with fever, withdrew to his ancestral home, Dillenburg, to recruit his health, and then once more to devote his energies to the raising of money and troops for another invasion of the Netherlands.