Trait is a characteristic you inherit or a distinguishing characteristic or feature.(noun)
See trait in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, a draft, line, stroke < L tractus, pp. of trahere, to draw
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Origin: Middle English, shot
Origin: , from Old French, something drawn, shot
Origin: , from Latin tractus, a drawing out, line; see tract1.
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