Meaning of PROGENITOR in English

PROGENITOR

(~s)

1.

A ~ of someone is a direct ancestor of theirs. (FORMAL)

He was also a ~ of seven presidents of Nicaragua.

N-COUNT: usu with poss

2.

The ~ of an idea or invention is the person who first thought of it. (FORMAL)

...Clive Sinclair, ~ of the C5 electric car.

= originator

N-COUNT: usu with poss

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