What does the word inherent mean?

Usage examples for inherent

  1. What it did was to bring about a new set of political and social conditions, under which religious liberty could ultimately be secured, and, by virtue of its inherent inconsistencies, to lead to results at which its leaders would have shuddered. – A History of Freedom of Thought by John Bagnell Bury
  2. It is indeed an energetic and reinspiring assurance of the inherent power of truth, and of the ultimate triumph of justice, humanity, and freedom. – Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  3. I think I could guess my way over it and about it, by inherent reckoning. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend