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verb 
  1. (transitive) To take possession of as a right (especially in Biblical translations)
Your descendants will the earth.
  1. (transitive) To receive (property or a title etc), by legal succession or bequest after the previous owner's death
After Grandad died, I inherited the house.
  1. (transitive) (biology) To receive a characteristic from one's ancestors by genetic transmission
Let's hope the baby inherits his mother's looks and his father's intelligence.
  1. (transitive) To derive from people or conditions previously in force
This country has inherited an invidious class culture.
  1. (intransitive) to come into an inheritance
Lucky old Daniel " his parents were both killed, and he's inherited.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: erven
  • French: hériter
  • German: erben
    (trans-mid)
  • Italian: ereditare
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: heredar
Etymology: (term, enheriter), from (term, inhereditare, , make heir).


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