inheritance  

  • Pronunciation Video of inheritance

  • Pronunciation of inheritance: IH0 N HH EH1 R AH0 T AH0 N S (ɪn'hɛrɪtəns)

  • Number of syllables of inheritance: 4

  • Definition of inheritance

    • (n): hereditary succession to a title or an office or property  
    • (n): any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors; "my only inheritance was my mother''s blessing"; "the world''s heritage of knowledge"  
    • (n): (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents  
    • (n): that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner  
  • Examples of inheritance

    • The funeral ale and the passing of inheritance.  
    • Grace wants the inheritance and the secret recipe.  
    • Israel is the inheritance of Jacob, of the Jewish people.  
    • The laws of inheritance favored the male.  
    • She wants the inheritance.  
    • Could you further elaborate the inheritance of the fort  
    • A vicious struggle over the inheritance developed in the family.  
    • The man gave his inheritance to the donee.  
    • Consanguinity is also relevant in issues of inheritance.  
    • Galbatorix is the main antagonist of the Inheritance cycle.  

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