forefather definition by Webster's New World
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Origin: Middle English forefader: see fore- and amp; father
forefather definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An ancestor. See Synonyms at ancestor.
- A person who is from an earlier time and has originated or contributed to a common tradition shared by a particular group.