Ancestry vs Dynasty - What's the difference?

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Ancestry is a related term of dynasty.


As nouns the difference between ancestry and dynasty

is that ancestry is condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent while dynasty is a series of rulers or dynasts from one family.

ancestry

English

Alternative forms

* ancestrie (obsolete) * auncestrie (obsolete) * auncestry (obsolete)

Noun

(ancestries)
  • Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent.
  • Title and ancestry render a good man more illustrious, but an ill one more contemptible. -Addison.
  • A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.
  • dynasty

    English

    Noun

    (dynasties)
  • A series of rulers or dynasts from one family.
  • Derived terms

    * dynastic * dynastically