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inherit /ɪnˈhɛrɪt/ vb ( -its, -iting, -ited)
  1. to receive (property, a right, title, etc) by succession or under a will
  2. (intransitive) to succeed as heir
  3. (transitive) to possess (a characteristic) through genetic transmission
  4. (transitive) to receive (a position, attitude, property, etc) from a predecessor
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French enheriter, from Late Latin inhērēditāre to appoint an heir, from Latin hērēs heir

inˈherited adj inˈheritor n inˈheritress, inˈheritrix fem n



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