She left an estate of £12,966,022 after inheritance tax of £8,502,330 was deducted.
That is to say, the ancestral genes, the ancestral strain of inheritance, appears again in these little children.
Not every estate owner was responsible; inheritance often entailed no more business sense than a Bertie Wooster or Mr. Toad.
Once Udo Jr. realized his lineage, he also wanted in on the inheritance.
The smile will be wiped from his face, however, when he looks at the continuing financial crisis that will be his inheritance.
George Grafton was a banker, by inheritance and to some extent by acquirement.
The 'earnest' is always of the same nature as, and a part of the 'inheritance.'
She excludes her devoted husband from the inheritance in favour of her most unfilial son?
It is the earnest of the inheritance, rather than its fulness.
But what was it that made this inheritance more pleasing to God than any of the other souls which He had redeemed?
late 14c., enheritaunce "fact of receiving by hereditary succession;" early 15c. as "that which is inherited," from Anglo-French enheritance, Old French enheritaunce, from enheriter (see inherit). Heritance "act of inheriting" is from mid-15c.
inheritance in·her·i·tance (ĭn-hěr'ĭ-təns)
The process of genetic transmission of traits from parents to offspring.
A characteristic so inherited.
The sum of characteristics genetically transmitted from parents to offspring.
In object-oriented programming, the ability to derive new classes from existing classes. A derived class (or "subclass") inherits the instance variables and methods of the "base class" (or "superclass"), and may add new instance variables and methods. New methods may be defined with the same names as those in the base class, in which case they override the original one.
For example, bytes might belong to the class of integers for which an add method might be defined. The byte class would inherit the add method from the integer class.
See also Liskov substitution principle, multiple inheritance.