Inheritance meaning

ĭn-hĕrĭ-təns
The action of inheriting.
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Something regarded as a heritage.

The cultural inheritance of Rome.

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Ownership by virtue of birthright; right to inherit.
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Anything received as if by inheritance from a predecessor.
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Any characteristic passed on by heredity.
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Something regarded as a heritage.

The cultural inheritance of Rome.

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In object technology, the ability of one class of objects to inherit properties from a higher class.
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The definition of inheritance is something passed down from your parents to you, or the act of receiving something passed down from your parents.

When your parents leave you their home in their will, this is an example of your inheritance.

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The money or property that is received from a deceased person’s estate through his or her will.
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Property received via bequest or intestate succession.
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The act of receiving such property.
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The passing of title to an estate upon death.
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(countable) That which a person is entitled to inherit, by law or testament.
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(biology) The hereditary passing of biological attributes from ancestors to their offspring.
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(computing) In object-oriented programming, the mechanism whereby parts of a superclass are available to instances of its subclass.
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Something inherited or to be inherited; legacy; bequest.
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The process by which traits or characteristics pass from parents to offspring through the genes.
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Origin of inheritance

  • Recorded since 1473, from to inherit, itself from Old French enheriter "make heir, appoint as heir," from Late Latin inhereditare "to appoint as heir," from Latin in- "in" + hereditare "to inherit," from heres (gen. heredis) "heir".

    From Wiktionary