inheritance

  • 1inheritance — in·her·i·tance /in her ə təns/ n 1: the act of inheriting: as a: the acquisition of real or personal property under the laws of intestacy or sometimes by will b: the succession upon the death of an owner either by will or by operation of law to… …

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  • 2Inheritance — In*her it*ance, n. [Cf. OF. enheritance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or state of inheriting; as, the inheritance of an estate; the inheritance of mental or physical qualities. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is or may be inherited; that which is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3inheritance — in‧her‧i‧tance [ɪnˈhertns] noun [countable, uncountable] LAW money, property, or other things that become yours after someone has died: • people who suddenly have large lump sums to invest, perhaps from an inheritance * * * inheritance UK US… …

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  • 4Inheritance —   Auteur Christopher Paolini Genre Fantasy Version originale Titre original Inheritance Éditeur original …

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  • 5inheritance — [in her′i təns] n. [ME inheritauns < Anglo Fr & OFr enheritance] 1. the action of inheriting 2. something inherited or to be inherited; legacy; bequest 3. ownership by virtue of birthright; right to inherit 4. anything received as if by… …

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  • 6inheritance — inheritance. См. наследование. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 7Inheritance — (engl., spr. Inherritänns), Erblehen, Erbgut. Inheritor, Erbe …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8Inheritance — (engl. –änß), Erbgut; Inheritor, Erbe …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 9Inheritance —   [engl.], Vererbung …

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  • 10inheritance — late 14c., enheritaunce fact of receiving by hereditary succession; early 15c. as that which is inherited, from Anglo Fr. enheritance, O.Fr. enheritaunce, from enheriter (see INHERIT (Cf. inherit)). Heritance act of inheriting is from mid 15c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11inheritance — *heritage, patrimony, birthright …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12inheritance — [n] possession gained through someone’s death bequest, birthright, devise, estate, gift, heirloom, heritage, heritance, legacy, primogeniture; concept 337 …

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  • 13inheritance — ► NOUN 1) a thing that is inherited. 2) the action of inheriting …

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  • 14Inheritance — For other uses, see Inheritance (disambiguation) and Heir (disambiguation). William Hogarth s plate 1 from A Rake s Progress, The Young Heir Takes Possession Of The Miser s Effects as his inherita …

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  • 15inheritance — /in her i teuhns/, n. 1. something that is or may be inherited; property passing at the owner s death to the heir or those entitled to succeed; legacy. 2. the genetic characters transmitted from parent to offspring, taken collectively. 3.… …

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  • 16inheritance — noun 1 money/property ADJECTIVE ▪ large ▪ small ▪ rightful (literary) ▪ He accused his younger brother of trying to steal his rightful inheritance. VERB + INHERITANCE …

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