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Adjective: inheriting  in'he-ri-ting
  1. Having the legal right to inherit
    "There are many types of inheriting disorders"
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: Inheriting