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noun as in possession gained through someone's death

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Our friendship helped me grasp my inheritance—as an Armenian, as an American, as a human—and to begin the journey of processing it on my own terms.

The preference for sons among land-owning caste groups in the north is supported by local people’s disapproval of inheritance laws that acknowledge the rights of males and females equally.

Zanders helped build a case that the skewed inheritance in these yeast was a real effect, not just fluctuations in the data.

LGBTQ individuals are able to serve in the military, are protected by anti-discrimination laws and have adoption and same-sex inheritance rights.

On average, for adults born in the 1980s, the researchers estimate inheritances will make up 14% of their overall lifetime income, up from 8% for those born in in the 1960s.

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The cops say Kakehi gained several hundred million yen in inheritance from the deaths over the years.

What I assume is that we will come to a final peaceful settlement in which we agree on the value of the inheritance.

That is to say, the ancestral genes, the ancestral strain of inheritance, appears again in these little children.

Among boomers who will receive an inheritance, the top 10 percent will receive more than every other decile combined.

In some ways the emerging age of inheritance stems from the success Americans enjoyed over the past half century.

In the time when thou shalt end the days of thy life, and in the time of thy decease, distribute thy inheritance.

The inheritance of the children of sinners shall perish, and with their posterity shall be a perpetual reproach.

He acknowledged him in his blessings, and gave him an inheritance, and divided him his portion in twelve tribes.

And he added glory to Aaron, and gave him an inheritance, and divided unto him the firstfruits of the increase of the earth.

My inheritance is become to me as a lion in the wood: it hath cried out against me, therefore have I hated it.


On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inheritance, such as: bequest, estate, heritage, legacy, birthright, and devise.

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