A progenitor; an ancestor.

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  • Foregoer — Fore*go er, n. 1. One who goes before another; a predecessor; hence, an ancestor; a progenitor. [1913 Webster] 2. A purveyor of the king; so called, formerly, from going before to provide for his household. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foregoer — Fore*go er, n. [Etymologically forgoer.] One who forbears to enjoy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foregoer — index ancestor, precursor, predecessor, progenitor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • foregoer — ˈgōə(r) noun Etymology: Middle English forgoer, foregoer, from forgon + er : one that goes before: as a. obsolete : a messenger sent ahead (as a king s purveyor) : forerunner …   Useful english dictionary

  • foregoer — noun see forego I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foregoer — See forego1. * * * …   Universalium

  • foregoer — n. person or thing which comes before, person or thing which precedes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foregoer — n. 1. Precursor, forerunner, herald, harbinger, avant courier. 2. Ancestor, forefather, progenitor, father …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • foregoer — fore·go·er …   English syllables

  • forego — forego1 foregoer, n. /fawr goh , fohr /, v.t., v.i., forewent, foregone, foregoing. to go before; precede. [bef. 900; ME forgon, forgan, OE foregan. See FORE , GO1] forego2 …   Universalium

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