Ancientry



Archaic.

character or style.
times.

Obsolete.

lineage.
old people.

Historical Examples

ancientry preserves its unbroken descent outside the church.
The Spell of Scotland Keith Clark

This mingling of the beauty of youth and the honour of ancientry runs through all the Irish tales.
The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland T. W. Rolleston

And when she reaches it her ancientry and all its tales will be dearer to her than they have been in the past.
The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland T. W. Rolleston

What law embalmed in ancientry and honored as of divine origin has been more fruitful of sacrifice and suffering?
The Witchcraft Delusion In Colonial Connecticut (1647-1697) John M. Taylor

And there is always intruding into the commonplace of the twentieth century some touch of ancientry, some hint of romance.
England Frank Fox

It seemed odd that it could have kept itself pure in its ancientry among so many upstarts.
Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, Vol. I (of 2) Dorothy Wordsworth

I stepped ahead of Margaret into the fine old room, with its pleasant memorials of ancientry.
The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough

If in a country town we find an Inn called New, it is a sure sign of ancientry.
American Sketches Charles Whibley

I must tell you of a curious little bit of ancientry which I saw at Heaton, which greatly delighted me—a “rush-bearing.”
Records of a Girlhood Frances Ann Kemble

However this may be, the impression of ancientry is deep and agreeable.
The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland T. W. Rolleston

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