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Dictionary definition for: Inheritance

1. (n) hereditary succession to a title or an office or property

2. (n) that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner

3. (n) (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents

4. (n) any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors; "my only inheritance was my mother''s blessing" "the world''s heritage of knowledge"

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