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Definition of Inheritance

Inheritance

  1. The act or state of inheriting; as, the inheritance of an estate; the inheritance of mental or physical qualities.
  2. That which is or may be inherited; that which is derived by an heir from an ancestor or other person; a heritage; a possession which passes by descent.
  3. A permanent or valuable possession or blessing, esp. one received by gift or without purchase; a benefaction.
  4. Possession; ownership; acquisition.
  5. Transmission and reception by animal or plant generation.
  6. A perpetual or continuing right which a man and his heirs have to an estate; an estate which a man has by descent as heir to another, or which he may transmit to another as his heir; an estate derived from an ancestor to an heir in course of law.
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Inheritance Translations

inheritance in Danish is arv
inheritance in Dutch is erfdeel, boedel, erfenis, erfstuk
inheritance in German is Erbe, Erbschaft
inheritance in Latin is hereditas
inheritance in Norwegian is arv
inheritance in Swedish is arv