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Adjective: inherited  in'he-ri-tid
  1. Occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    "an inherited disease";
    - familial, genetic, hereditary, transmitted, transmissible
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"

See also: heritable, inheritable

Type of: acquire, get, have, receive

Encyclopedia: Inherited