HyperDic: inheritance

English > 4 senses of the word inheritance:
NOUNactinheritance, heritagehereditary succession to a title or an office or property
possessioninheritance, heritagethat which is inherited
attributeinheritance, hereditary pattern(genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
attributeinheritance, heritageany attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors
inheritance > pronunciation
Soundsihnhheh'rahtahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > inheritance: 4 senses > noun 1, act
Meaninghereditary succession to a title or an office or property.
Synonymheritage
BroaderacquisitionThe act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
Spanishherencia, legado, patrimonio
Catalanherència, heretatge, llegat, patrimoni
Verbsinheritobtain from someone after their death
English > inheritance: 4 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningThat which is inherited; a title / title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner.
Synonymheritage
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Partsheirloom(law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance
Narroweraccretion(law) an increase / increase / increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance)
bequest, legacy(law) a gift of personal property by will
birthright, patrimonyAn inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture)
borough EnglishA former English custom by which the youngest / youngest son inherited land to the exclusion of his older brothers
devise(law) a gift of real property by will
heirloomSomething that has been in a family for generations
primogenitureRight of inheritance belongs exclusively to the eldest son
Broadertransferred property, transferred possessionA possession whose ownership changes or lapses
Spanishherencia, legado, patrimonio
Catalanherència, heretat, llegat, patrimoni
English > inheritance: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaning(genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents.
Synonymhereditary pattern
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
NarrowerX-linked dominant inheritancehereditary pattern in which a dominant gene on the X chromosome causes a characteristic to be manifested in the offspring
X-linked recessive inheritancehereditary pattern in which a recessive gene on the X chromosome results in the manifestation of characteristics / characteristics in male offspring and a carrier state in female offspring
ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiationinherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
linkage, gene linkage(genetics) traits that tend to be inherited together as a consequence of an association between their genes
Broaderheredity, genetic endowmentThe total of inherited attributes
Spanishherencia
Catalanherència
Verbsinheritreceive by genetic transmission
English > inheritance: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningAny attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors.
Example"my only inheritance was my mother's blessing"
Synonymheritage
NarrowerbackgroundA person's social heritage
birthrightA right or privilege that you are entitled to at birth
birthrightpersonal characteristics / characteristics that are inherited at birth
upbringingProperties acquired during a person's formative years
BroaderattributeAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
Spanishlegado

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