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forefather

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

  
  
ancestor, father, forebear, forerunner, predecessor, primogenitor, procreator, progenitor  

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