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  Definition of inheritance
  1. hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
  2. any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors; "my only inheritance was my mother''s blessing"; "the world''s heritage of knowledge"
  3. (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
  4. that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
Similar Words: heritage, hereditary pattern

 

Hyponyms: birthright, background, upbringing, ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation, linkage, gene linkage, X-linked dominant inheritance, X-linked recessive inheritance, primogeniture, borough English, accretion, bequest, legacy, patrimony, devise, heirloom

 

Derivational Morphology: inherit, come into

 

Anagrams: Catherine I

 

 
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