• (adj): Inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent.
    Example: "Ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"
    Synonyms: hereditary, patrimonial, transmissible
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on ancestral:

Ancestral Relation
... In mathematical logic, the ancestral relation (often shortened to ancestral) of an arbitrary binary relation R is defined below ... The ancestral makes its first appearance in Frege's Begriffsschrift ... Hence the ancestral was a key part of his search for a logicist foundation of arithmetic ...
Salsa Soul Sisters - African Ancestral Lesbians United For Societal Change
... The Collective has changed their name to the African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change ... is "committed to the spiritual, cultural, educational, economic and social empowerment of African Ancestral womyn" ...
Squamish Culture - Ceremonies and Events - Naming
... Naming customs are ancestral or hereditary naming ... These ancestral names can then be traced back many generations ... These "ancestral" names are called "kweshamin" ...
Mark Poole - Magic The Gathering Artwork - Ancestral Recall
... Poole's most recognised artwork for Magic The Gathering is Ancestral Recall due to it being part of the Power Nine ... Poole also created an alternate artwork Ancestral Recall as a prize for the winner of the Gen Con 2005 Vintage Tournament ... For the Time Spiral expansion Poole created another homage to Ancestral Recall, the artwork for Ancestral Vision ...
Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall
... The Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall (鄧松嶺祠堂) is the main ancestral hall of the Tang Clan of Lung Yeuk Tau ... It is one of the largest ancestral halls in Hong Kong ...

More definitions of "ancestral":

  • (adj): Of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor.

Famous quotes containing the word ancestral:

    Odour of blood on the ancestral stair!
    And we that have shed none must gather there
    And clamour in drunken frenzy for the moon.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Children, behold the Chimpanzee:
    He sits on the ancestral tree
    From which we sprang in ages gone.
    Oliver Herford (1863–1935)

    The ancestral deed is thought and done,
    And in a million Edens fall
    A million Adams drowned in darkness,
    For small is great and great is small,
    And a blind seed all.
    Edwin Muir (1887–1959)