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inheritance

 
Noun inheritance has 4 senses
  1. inheritance, heritage - hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
    --1 is a kind of acquisition
    Derived form: verb inherit1
  2. inheritance, heritage - that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
    --2 is a kind of transferred property, transferred possession
    --2 has parts: heirloom
    --2 has particulars:
     primogeniture; borough English; accretion; bequest, legacy; birthright, patrimony; devise; heirloom
  3. inheritance, hereditary pattern - (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
    --3 is a kind of heredity, genetic endowment
    --3 has particulars:
     ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation; linkage, gene linkage; X-linked dominant inheritance; X-linked recessive inheritance
    Derived form: verb inherit3
  4. inheritance, heritage - any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors; "my only inheritance was my mother's blessing"; "the world's heritage of knowledge"
    --4 is a kind of attribute
    --4 has particulars: birthright; background; birthright; upbringing
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