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Definition of Inherit


  1. To take by descent from an ancestor; to take by inheritance; to take as heir on the death of an ancestor or other person to whose estate one succeeds; to receive as a right or title descendible by law from an ancestor at his decease; as, the heir inherits the land or real estate of his father; the eldest son of a nobleman inherits his father's title; the eldest son of a king inherits the crown.
  2. To receive or take by birth; to have by nature; to derive or acquire from ancestors, as mental or physical qualities; as, he inherits a strong constitution, a tendency to disease, etc.
  3. To come into possession of; to possess; to own; to enjoy as a possession.
  4. To put in possession of.
  5. To take or hold a possession, property, estate, or rights by inheritance.

Inherit Quotations

I love the melodies in the Old Testament, how preachers highlight them when they read from the Scripture. But I was influenced forever by the New Testament. I love the Beatitudes, informing us that the meek shall inherit the earth.
Maya Angelou

In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Eric Hoffer

Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth, the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started.
Ayn Rand

Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.
Herbert Hoover

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
Honore de Balzac
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Inherit Translations

inherit in Afrikaans is erf
inherit in Danish is arve
inherit in German is erben, mitschleppen, mitschleppen
inherit in Italian is ereditare
inherit in Norwegian is arve
inherit in Portuguese is herde

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