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Inheritance meaning

inheritance - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act or state of inheriting; as, the inheritance of an estate; the inheritance of mental or physical qualities.
  2. 2. That which is or may be inherited; that which is derived by an heir from an ancestor or other person; a heritage; a possession which passes by descent.
  3. 3. A permanent or valuable possession or blessing, esp. one received by gift or without purchase; a benefaction.
  4. 4. Possession; ownership; acquisition.
  5. 5. Transmission and reception by animal or plant generation.
  6. 6. A perpetual or continuing right which a man and his heirs have to an estate; an estate which a man has by descent as heir to another, or which he may transmit to another as his heir; an estate derived from an ancestor to an heir in course of law.
  7. 7. Act of inheriting; anything inherited; hereditary estate.

inheritance - examples of usage

  1. I suppose inheritance was not when Mr. Darwin wrote considered mysterious. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  2. And all these things are his inheritance. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. Money received by inheritance does not last long. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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