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hereditist

[ huh-red-i-tist ]

hereditist

/ həˈrɛdɪtɪst /

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of hereditist1

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

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