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Noun: inheritance  in'he-ri-t(u)n(t)s
  1. Hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
    - heritage
  2. (law) that which is inherited; a title, property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
    - heritage
  3. (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
    - hereditary pattern
  4. Any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors
    "my only inheritance was my mother's blessing";
    - heritage

Derived forms: inheritances

Type of: acquisition, attribute, genetic endowment, heredity, transferred possession, transferred property

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