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forebear

noun [C usually plural] (also forbear)     /ˈfɔː.beər/ US  /ˈfɔːr.ber/ formal
a relation who lived in the past → Synonym ancestorAncestors and descendants
(Definition of forebear noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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