- The definition of inherent is an essential quality that is part of a person or thing.
An example of inherent is a bird's ability to fly.
Inherent is a bird's ability to fly.
Origin of inherentClassical Latin inhaerens, present participle of inhaerere: see inhere
Origin of inherentLatin inhaerēns, inhaerent-, present participle of inhaerēre, to inhere; see inhere.
- Naturally as part or consequence of something.
- You are a human being. You have rights inherent in that reality. You have dignity and worth that exists prior to law. — (Lyn Beth Neylon).
- Not to be confused with inherit.
From Latin inhaerentem, accusative singular of inhaerēns, present active participle of inhaereō (“I am closely connected with; adhere to”).