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hereditist

[ huh-red-i-tist ]
/ həˈrɛd ɪ tɪst /
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noun

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Origin of hereditist

First recorded in 1870–75 for an earlier sense, “one who advocates hereditary monarchy, a legitimist”; current sense dates from 1885–90; heredit(y) + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for hereditist

hereditist
/ (həˈrɛdɪtɪst) /

noun

any person who places the role of heredity above that of the environment as the determining factor in human or animal behaviour
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