Definition of Primogenitor

1. Noun. An ancestor in the direct line.

Exact synonyms: Progenitor
Generic synonyms: Ancestor, Antecedent, Ascendant, Ascendent, Root
Specialized synonyms: Genitor



Definition of Primogenitor

1. n. The first ancestor; a forefather.

Definition of Primogenitor

1. Noun. An initial ancestor. ¹

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Definition of Primogenitor

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Primogenitor

primitivity
primity
primly
primmed
primmer
primmers
primmest
primming
primness
primnesses
primo
primocane
primocanes
primogenial
primogenitive
primogenitor (current term)
primogenitors
primogeniture
primogenitures
primogenitureship
primordia
primordial
primordial dwarf
primordial sea
primordial soup
primordialism
primordialisms
primordiality
primordially
primordian

Literary usage of Primogenitor

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1. System of the Christian Certainty by Fr H R Frank (1886)
"If one now treats the question as to the possibility of the second Adam, as archetypal primogenitor of a new human race, abstractly, namely, apart from the ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1835)
"... descended as I am from so great a man who was a player himself, I ought to do all in my power to assist in glorifying the memory of my primogenitor. ..."

3. The Protestant Theological and Ecclesiastical Encyclopedia by John Henry Augustus Bomberger, Johann Jakob Herzog (1860)
"bondage, and the first High priest, as well as primogenitor of the ... In this primogenitor of the Levitical priesthood, in this first High priest, ..."

4. Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution by Thomas Paine (1856)
"... law of primogenitor says, " it is the standing law of our landed inheritance : and whicl without question, has a tendency, and I think," continues he, ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"Firstborn ; original ; primary ; constituent ; elemental. primogenitor, (pri-mo-jen'-e-tur) «. s. Forefather. ..."

6. System of the Christian Certainty by Fr H R Frank (1886)
"If one now treats the question as to the possibility of the second Adam, as archetypal primogenitor of a new human race, abstractly, namely, apart from the ..."

7. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1835)
"... descended as I am from so great a man who was a player himself, I ought to do all in my power to assist in glorifying the memory of my primogenitor. ..."

8. The Protestant Theological and Ecclesiastical Encyclopedia by John Henry Augustus Bomberger, Johann Jakob Herzog (1860)
"bondage, and the first High priest, as well as primogenitor of the ... In this primogenitor of the Levitical priesthood, in this first High priest, ..."

9. Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution by Thomas Paine (1856)
"... law of primogenitor says, " it is the standing law of our landed inheritance : and whicl without question, has a tendency, and I think," continues he, ..."

10. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"Firstborn ; original ; primary ; constituent ; elemental. primogenitor, (pri-mo-jen'-e-tur) «. s. Forefather. ..."

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