But the question is to decide whether the light that inhered in them returns to its source, or is annihilated.
He pointed to the well-accepted medicinal virtues which inhered in gems.
1580s, "to exist, have being," from Latin inhaerere "to stick in or to" (see inherent). Figurative (immaterial) use attested by 1610s (also in Latin). Related: Inhered; inhering.