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ATAVUS Definition & Legal Meaning

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The great-grandfather’s or great-grandmother’s grandfather; a fourth grandfather. The ascending line of lineal ancestry runs thus: Pater, Avus, Proarus, Ahavus, Atavus, Tritavus. The seventh gen eration in the ascending scale will be Tritavi- pater, and the next above It Proaviatavus.


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