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inheritance (ɪnˈhɛrɪtəns Pronunciation for inheritance



  1. (law)
    1. hereditary succession to an estate, title, etc
    2. the right of an heir to succeed to property on the death of an ancestor
    3. something that may legally be transmitted to an heir
  2. the act of inheriting
  3. something inherited; heritage
  4. the derivation of characteristics of one generation from an earlier one by heredity
  5. (obsolete) hereditary rights

Translations for 'inheritance'

  • British English: inheritancePronunciation for inheritance An inheritance is money or property which you receive from someone who is dead....families fighting over their inheritance.ɪnˈhɛrɪtəns NOUN
  • Arabic: مِيرَاثٌPronunciation for مِيرَاثٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: herançaPronunciation for herança
  • Chinese: 遗产Pronunciation for 遗产
  • Croatian: nasljedstvoPronunciation for nasljedstvo
  • Czech: dědictvíPronunciation for dědictví
  • Danish: arvPronunciation for arv
  • Dutch: erfenisPronunciation for erfenis
  • European Spanish: herenciaPronunciation for herencia
  • Finnish: perintöPronunciation for perintö
  • French: héritagePronunciation for héritageacquis de famille
  • German: ErbschaftPronunciation for Erbschaft
  • Greek: κληρονομιάPronunciation for κληρονομιά
  • Italian: ereditàPronunciation for eredità
  • Japanese: 相続Pronunciation for 相続
  • Korean: 상속Pronunciation for 상속
  • Norwegian: arvPronunciation for arv
  • Polish: dziedzictwoPronunciation for dziedzictwo
  • Portuguese: herançaPronunciation for herança
  • Romanian: moștenire moșteniri
  • Russian: наследствоPronunciation for наследство
  • Spanish: herenciaPronunciation for herencia
  • Swedish: arvPronunciation for arv
  • Thai: มรดกPronunciation for มรดก
  • Turkish: mirasPronunciation for miras
  • Ukrainian: спадщина
  • Vietnamese: tài sản thừa kếPronunciation for tài sản thừa kế

Example Sentences Including 'inheritance'

Caught themselves in the huge rise in the cost of owner-occupation, they may well have reasonably expected some relief through inheritance.
Country Life (2004)
Emerald takes your man, you relieve her of her inheritance.
Pacter, Trudi Yellow Bird
Jean-Luc had money of his own, either an inheritance or a pension of some sort.
MacLeod, Charlotte Something in the Water
Other planks in the NDP platform: * An inheritance tax scheme that will tax bequests of $1 million or more.
CBC (2004)
She made a note to herself: `Geometrical basis for inheritance ?
Brenda Maddox ROSALIND FRANKLIN (2002)
So in the end she told Caroline she was giving up her fight for Larry's inheritance.
Pacter, Trudi Yellow Bird
Victims will also be able to claim "windfall" money from criminals, such as an inheritance or a Lotto win.
New Zealand Herald (2004)


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