- capable of being inherited; inheritable; hereditary.
- capable of inheriting.
Origin of heritable
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Examples from the Web for heritable
An individual does not lose its importance for knowledge, because its qualities are not heritable.Evolution in Modern Thought
I think you said he is rich, independent of the heritable subject.The Entail
It was for long the only method of attaching a debtor's heritable property.Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromartie, Knight
This office of heritable keeper remained with the Nithesdale family (chief of the Maxwells) till their forfeiture, 1715.
This agrarian law did not affect the existing rights of property and heritable possession.Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic
- capable of being inherited; inheritable
- mainly law capable of inheriting
C14: from Old French, from heriter to inherit
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Word Origin and History for heritable
early 15c., from Old French héritable (c.1200), from hériter (see heritage). Related: Heritability.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Capable of being passed from one generation to the next; hereditary.
- Capable of inheriting or taking by inheritance.
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- Capable of being passed from one generation to the next through the genes.
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