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English definition of “ancestry”

ancestry

noun [U or C] uk   /ˈæn.ses.tri/ us  
your ancestors who lived a long time ago, or the origin of your family: He was proud of his Native American ancestry. His wife was of royal ancestry. The family has traced its ancestry back to the Norman invaders.Ancestors and descendants
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