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inheritance  (ɪnˈhɛrɪtəns



  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: inheritance An inheritance is money or property which you receive from someone who is dead....families fighting over their inheritance.ɪnˈhɛrɪtəns NOUN
  • Arabic: مِيرَاثٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: herança
  • Chinese: 遗产
  • Croatian: nasljedstvo
  • Czech: dědictví
  • Danish: arv
  • Dutch: erfenis
  • European Spanish: herencia
  • Finnish: perintö
  • French: héritageacquis de famille
  • German: Erbschaft
  • Greek: κληρονομιά
  • Italian: eredità
  • Japanese: 相続
  • Korean: 상속
  • Norwegian: arv
  • Polish: dziedzictwo
  • Portuguese: herança
  • Romanian: moștenire moșteniri
  • Russian: наследство
  • Spanish: herencia
  • Swedish: arv
  • Thai: มรดก
  • Turkish: miras
  • Ukrainian: спадщина
  • Vietnamese: tài sản thừa kế

Example Sentences Including 'inheritance'

Emerald takes your man, you relieve her of her inheritance.
Pacter, Trudi Yellow Bird
So in the end she told Caroline she was giving up her fight for Larry's 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


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