HyperDic: hereditary

English > 2 senses of the word hereditary:
ADJECTIVEallhereditary, familial, genetic, inherited, transmitted, transmissibleoccurring among members of a family usually by heredity
allhereditary, ancestral, patrimonial, transmissibleinherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
hereditary > pronunciation
Soundshhereh'dahteh.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > hereditary: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOccurring among members of a family usually by heredity.
Synonymsfamilial, genetic, inherited, transmitted, transmissible
Broaderinheritable, heritableCapable of being inherited
Spanishfamiliar, genético, heredado, hereditario, inherente, transimisible, transmisible
Catalangenètic, hereditari
Nounshereditythe total of inherited attributes
hereditythe biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next
English > hereditary: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaninginherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent.
Example "hereditary monarchy"
Synonymsancestral, patrimonial, transmissible
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderinheritable, heritableCapable of being inherited
Spanishancestral, hereditario, patrimonial, transmisible
Catalanancestral, hereditari, patrimonial, transmissible

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