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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INHERITED

His name was Cup and he too had inherited his land from a hundred other Cups who had gone before.

He was of good birth, and he was the possessor of an inherited competence.

Inherited instinct; no more public than—than being a beauty.

That can only come from inherited wealth: the principle is old, very old.

There was a queenliness in her beauty, which she inherited from her mother's high-born race.

I had the sense of an inherited character to sustain in the new order of things.

We have inherited marriage as a social, nay more, a racial institution.

Thus it is not alcoholism or the craving for drink which is inherited.

Thus the robustness of the parents is inherited by the children.

For with the inherited shrewdness of her class she had also their integrity.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to make (someone) an heir," from Old French enheriter "make heir, appoint as heir," from Late Latin inhereditare "to appoint as heir," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + hereditare "to inherit," from heres (genitive heredis) "heir" (see heredity). Sense of "receive inheritance" arose mid-14c.; original sense is retained in disinherit. Related: Inherited; inheriting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INHERITED

acquired

adjectivegained without special exertion
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