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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forefather \Fore"fa`ther\ (?; 277), n. One who precedes another in the line of genealogy in any degree, but usually in a remote degree; an ancestor. [1913 Webster] Respecting your forefathers, you would have been taught to respect yourselves. --Burke. [1913 Webster] Forefathers' Day, the anniversary of the day (December 21) on which the Pilgrim Fathers landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts (1620). On account of a mistake in reckoning the change from Old Style to New Style, it has generally been celebrated on the 22d. [1913 Webster]