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Verb: inherit  in'he-rit
  1. Obtain from someone after their death
    "I inherited a castle from my French grandparents"
  2. Receive from a predecessor
    "The new chairman inherited many problems from the previous chair"
  3. Receive by genetic transmission
    "I inherited my good eyesight from my mother"

Derived forms: inheriting, inherits, inherited

Type of: acquire, get, have, receive

Encyclopedia: Inherit