Definition of


  1. (noun, act) hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
  2. (noun, attribute) any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors
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  3. (noun, attribute) (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
  4. (noun, possession) that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner

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Synonyms of Inheritance

hereditary pattern, heritage

Origin of the word Inheritance

  1. "that which is inherited," late 15c., from inherit. more

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Words that sound like Inheritance

in writing, inertness, inheriting, inwardness

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