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inheritance

noun

1 inheritance

Hereditary succession to a title or an office or property.

synonym: heritage.

Roget 359: life, vitality, viability; animation; vital spark, vital flame, soul, spirit.    respiration, wind; breath of life, breath of one's nostrils; oxygen, air.    ... show more

Roget 775: acquisition; gaining etc. v.; obtainment; procuration, procurement; purchase, descent, inheritance; gift etc. 784.    recovery, ... show more

Roget 777: possession, seizin [Law], seisin [Law]; ownership etc. 780; occupancy; hold, holding; tenure, tenancy, feodality, dependency; villenage, ... show more

Roget 780: property, possession, suum cuique [Lat.], meum et tuum [Lat.].    ownership, proprietorship, lordship; seignority; empire etc. (dominion) 737.    interest, stake, ... show more

Polish: dziedziczenie



2 inheritance

That which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner.

synonym: heritage.

Dutch: erfdeel, erfenis, erfgoed, nalatenschap
Polish: dziedzictwo, scheda, spadek

3 inheritance

genetics Attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents.

synonym: hereditary pattern.

Dutch: erfelijkheid, herediteit
Polish: dziedziczność

4 inheritance

Any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors:
— My only inheritance was my mother's blessing.

synonym: heritage.

Dutch: erfdeel


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