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inheritance

in·her·it·ance

inheritance

pronunciation:
ihn he rih tns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: money, property, position, or the like, that is or may be inherited through a will or legal succession.
similar words:
legacy, portion
definition 2: the act or fact of inheriting.
They acquired the money by inheritance.
definition 3: the genetic process of passing characteristics to succeeding generations, or the characteristics thus transmitted.
definition 4: something considered to be passed on by ancestors or predecessors.
an inheritance of ignorance and poverty
similar words:
heritage
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