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forefather

fore·fa·ther

forefather

 
pronunciation:
for fa thr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an ancestor.
similar words:
ancestor, father, predecessor
definition 2: a predecessor in a common tradition.
Our forefathers prized liberty.
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derivation: forefatherly (adj.)
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