Definition of 'hereditary'
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One of the Conservative hereditary peers seems to think so. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One of the Conservative hereditary peers seems to think so. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Pedigree animals may incur big bills because of hereditary illnesses. The Sun (2007)It is a hereditary illness passed down by his mum. The Sun (2012)Any hereditary illnesses in your family that you need to keep an eye out for? The Sun (2012)It was introduced so that no one would be put off from being tested for hereditary diseases. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Any hereditary illnesses in your family? The Sun (2013)There doesn't have to be an hereditary element. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As her illness is hereditary she knows from watching relatives die the true reality of what is definitely going to happen to her. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Any eligible hereditary peer can stand but only hereditary peers of the same political group as the deceased or retired peer can vote. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The disease is not hereditary. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's a curiosity of our upper chamber that the only time democracy rears its ugly head is when a hereditary peer departs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was elected this summer to sit as a crossbench hereditary peer in the House of Lords. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Fourth, the 92 remaining hereditary peers should not be replaced when they die. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Do I have an hereditary disease? Times, Sunday Times (2008)This would mean doing more than abolishing the rights of hereditary peers to sit in the House of Lords. IN DEFENCE OF ARISTOCRACY (2004)I think we should get rid of the hereditary peers but I will vote against an elected chamber. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: hereditary /hɪˈrɛdɪtərɪ; -trɪ/ ADJECTIVE
A hereditary characteristic or illness is passed on to a child from its parents before it is born.
...a rare hereditary disease.
- American English: hereditary
- Arabic: وِرَاثِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: hereditário
- Chinese: 世袭的
- Croatian: nasljedan
- Czech: dědičný
- Danish: arvelig
- Dutch: erfelijk
- European Spanish: hereditario
- Finnish: perinnöllinen
- French: héréditaire
- German: erblich
- Greek: κληρονομικός
- Italian: ereditario
- Japanese: 遺伝的な
- Korean: 유전성의
- Norwegian: arvelig
- Polish: dziedziczny
- European Portuguese: hereditário
- Romanian: ereditar
- Russian: наследственный
- Spanish: hereditario
- Swedish: ärftlig
- Thai: เป็นกรรมพันธุ์
- Turkish: kalıtsal
- Ukrainian: спадковий
- Vietnamese: di truyền
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