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Definition of Hereditary

Hereditary

  1. Descended, or capable of descending, from an ancestor to an heir at law; received or passing by inheritance, or that must pass by inheritance; as, an hereditary estate or crown.
  2. Transmitted, or capable of being transmitted, as a constitutional quality or condition from a parent to a child; as, hereditary pride, bravery, disease.

Hereditary Quotations

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
Sam Levenson

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
Carl Sagan

OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.
James Nasmyth

In Pakistan politics is hereditary.
Imran Khan

When Caroline Kennedy managed to say 'you know' more than 200 times in an interview with the New York 'Daily News,' and on 130 occasions while talking to 'The New York Times' during her uninspired attempt to become a hereditary senator, she proved, among other things, that she was (a) middle-aged and (b) middle class.
Christopher Hitchens
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Hereditary Translations

hereditary in German is erblich
hereditary in Italian is ereditario
hereditary in Norwegian is arvelig
hereditary in Spanish is hereditario
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