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the founder of a family

person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group

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recently cast a bronze statue of an American forefather, Alexander Hamilton.
He on this occasion also asked other educational institution to also hold such Defense Day functions so that younger generation should know the sacrifices rendered by our forefather for defending Pakistan.
5m renovation, in the original style of its 1867 forefather.
Pakistani nation and Armed Forces of Pakistan respect the sacrifices of their forefather and we would continue to extend every possible help to the inhabitants of Wana.
A spokesman for Ben Franklin - he of ``They that give up essential liberty for a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety'' - said the late inventor, forefather and womanizer took time from turning over in his grave to let his fans know that, ``Lott has every right to give up his rights .
At the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Oud appears as a taciturn forefather to more recent, media-astute Dutch planning and design gurus.
Using DNA Testing as a Family History Tool, a Nonprofit Foundation Creating the World's Largest Correlated Genetic Genealogy Database along with One of the Nation's Premier Genetic Testing Companies Provide Key to Resolving Genealogy Problem Passed Down from Father to Son; Surprising Genetic Test Results Point to Colonial Forefather as "Gateway Ancestor" for Most of Those in North America with Surname of Acree
Many regard Allardyce as the forefather of negative football playing a system to simply survive rather than entertain.
Like her famous forefather, Martha even writes thought-provoking little essays about matters of general concern.
They were the favorite of George Washington, whose gift of a jackass from Spain was the forefather of most American mules.
He prowls post-9/11 Manhattan instead of swinging-'60s London and, like his forefather, still wants to shag everything in sight.
Often credited as the forefather of cyberpunk, Dick's novels and stories have inspired some of Hollywood's best science fiction films, including Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report.
The Belliveau patent is an encompassing piece of intellectual property, a forefather of current digital lighting technologies ALSI recently released the performance-based LiveLED 100, manufactured under this license.
We Filipinos owe our forefathers one precious thing in life-our freedom.