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Ancestor

ancestor n

1 a : a person from whom an individual is descended
: ascendant
b : a person from whom an estate descends compare heir
2 : one that precedes [ in title]



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.