IWVPA Club Theme Project

May 2008: INHERITANCE

Inheritance:

  • noun: hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
  • noun: any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors Example: “My only inheritance was my mother’s blessing”
  • noun: (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
  • noun: that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner

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Inheritance:

Pronunciation: \in-her-ə-tən(t)s, –he-rə-\
Function: noun
Date: 14th century

  • The act of inheriting property
  • the reception of genetic qualities by transmission from parent to offspring
  • the acquisition of a possession, condition, or trait from past generations
  • something that is or may be inherited
  • tradition
  • a valuable possession that is a common heritage from nature

Obsolete: possession

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