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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inherit  \In*her"it\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inherited};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Inheriting}.]  [OE.  enheriten  to  inherit,  to  give  a 
  heritage  to  OF  enheriter  to  appoint  as  an  heir,  L. 
  inhereditare  pref.  in-  in  +  hereditare  to  inherit,  fr  heres 
  heir.  See  {Heir}.] 
  1.  (Law)  To  take  by  descent  from  an  ancestor;  to  take  by 
  inheritance;  to  take  as  heir  on  the  death  of  an  ancestor 
  or  other  person  to  whose  estate  one  succeeds;  to  receive 
  as  a  right  or  title  descendible  by  law  from  an  ancestor  at 
  his  decease;  as  the  heir  inherits  the  land  or  real  estate 
  of  his  father;  the  eldest  son  of  a  nobleman  inherits  his 
  father's  title;  the  eldest  son  of  a  king  inherits  the 
  crown. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inherited 
  adj  :  tending  to  occur  among  members  of  a  family  usually  by 
  heredity;  "an  inherited  disease";  "familial  traits"; 
  "genetically  transmitted  features"  [syn:  {familial},  {genetic}, 
  {hereditary},  {transmitted},  {transmissible}] 




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