[ noun ] the founder of a family
"keep the faith of our forefathers"
Used in print(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
Its refrain was : `` Let us return to the individualistic democracy of our forefathers for our salvation '' .
[ noun ] person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group
"our forefathers brought forth a great nation"