hereditary

[ huh-red-i-ter-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF hereditary

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEREDITARY

(your race shall be banished from its hereditary abode), 2886; acc.

But his love for the hereditary soil was not as simple as that of his companions.

I would be born to no hereditary prejudices, no hereditary passions.

This often acts even in cases where alcohol has aroused a hereditary taint.

I repeat to you that all hereditary cases are to be found there.

Hereditary Christianity in India is much like hereditary Christianity at home.

Some take to it because they like it; some are driven to it by a hereditary tendency or an unhappy home.

They were in the hands of our hereditary enemies, the Spaniards.

I mean an hereditary king, not a mere elected head of a state.

There was an infinite depth of hereditary wisdom in its pitying sadness.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., hereditarie, from Latin hereditarius, from hereditas (see heredity).

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