forefather ( forefathers plural ) Your forefathers are your ancestors, especially your male ancestors.
LITERARY n-count usu pl, usu poss N
They were determined to go back to the land of their forefathers.
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ancestor, father, forebear, forerunner, predecessor, primogenitor, procreator, progenitor
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