primogenitor


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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.
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.
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).
Its fullness reminds the young people of a wealth and a beauty which humankind's primogenitors used to enjoy, and which the young people can now relish just for a short time.
Unlike the fallen primogenitors, she chooses good over evil.