Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: verb

To receive by descent; be endowed with; receive property by inheritance.

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Usage examples "inherit":

  1. Your very children are slaves at birth, since with their first birth they inherit your chains. - "The Missourian", Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle.
  2. The law clearly stated that he could neither own, inherit, or will property nor engage in buying and selling except at the pleasure of his master. - "The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America", Norman Coombs.
  3. She regarded him as quite clever enough to be a good husband, and no doubt appreciated the fact that he was to inherit his title and The Cleeve from an old grandfather instead of a middle- aged father. - "Orley Farm", Anthony Trollope.