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primogenitor

noun ancestor, ancestral relation, annestral relative, antecedent, ascendant, elder, father, forefather, forerunner, founder of the family, grandsire, origo, parent, patriarch, precursor, predecessor, procreator
See also: ancestor, derivation, progenitor
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This focus also predestines Spanish poets to never getting beyond their formidable Italian primogenitor.
As Croll points out, this occasion coincided with an event of enormous import involving the controversial issue of female rule: the peace conference in Aachen of 1747-48 resolved the battles concerning the line of succession and recognized the right of primogenitor for women in the House of Hapsburg.
Peter was the supposed primogenitor of the popes, St.
Man - that is, Adam, the primogenitor (Protoparens) of the human race - fell from grace because he ate from the Tree of Knowledge.
Black woman is primogenitor of the human race and her spirit rebounds relatedly in Calypso, for "she's a rebel/minting urgent, insurgent government" (p.
Thus, even though many of the framers personally may have believed in God as the primogenitor of law, our Constitution is purposefully devoid of any reference to a deity or divine source of law.
The younger pair, who stay in the Barito basin, are the primogenitors of the Siang, while the elder two, who go to live in the headwaters of the Kahayan River, become the ancestors of the Dohoi, Tabahoi, and Pananjoi (Ave 1972:193).
Unlike the fallen primogenitors, she chooses good over evil.
In the first chorus, the first chord is "Abolitionism" and the second is "Blues/Jazz Primogenitors.
The primogenitors of reform were the last two British governors, most especially Chris Patten, who arrived in 1992.