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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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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.6).
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.
Urdu script which is, in fact, an augmented version of Arabo-Persian script does not by default indicate short vowels, as is the case with its primogenitors. The doubling of a letter, such as the 'r' in the popular name Khurram, is not normally indicated either, the diacritic indicator being familiarly called tashdeed.
3.14-19) because it is part of divine malediction brought about, in the biblical account, by the primogenitors' disobedience and hubris and can be viewed as a form of struggle relatable to Heraclitus's notion of a continuous strife in all earthly and human affairs.
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." As he plays through each chord, Baraka builds a melodic line that corresponds to each chord--interpreting it--then shifts across the chord change without interrupting its weave.
The primogenitors of reform were the last two British governors, most especially Chris Patten, who arrived in 1992.
When the primogenitors of the human race sought to be like God in their own right, they lost not the indelible image of God that is of our very nature but their likeness to him their rectitude.