ancestor cult meaning, ancestor cult definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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ancestor

  
  ( ancestors    plural  )
1       n-count   Your ancestors are the people from whom you are descended.  
usu pl, with poss     (Antonym: descendant)    ...our daily lives, so different from those of our ancestors..., He could trace his ancestors back seven hundred years.     
2       n-count   An ancestorof something modern is an earlier thing from which it developed.  
usu N of n     (Antonym: descendant)    The direct ancestor of the modern cat was the Kaffir cat of ancient Egypt...     
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