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The lawful father or the mother of a person. Appeal of Gibson, 154 Mass. 378, 28 N. E. 290. This word is dis- tinguished from “ancestors” in including only the immediate progenitors of the person, while the latter embraces his more remote relatives iu the ascending line.


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