Meaning of “forefathers” in the English Dictionary

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"forefathers" in American English

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forefathersplural noun

us /ˈfɔrˌfɑð·ərz, ˈfoʊr-/

members of a family, national, or religious group who lived in the past:

Mario is spending the summer in Italy, the land of his forefathers.

(Definition of “forefathers” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)