- to exist permanently and inseparably in, as a quality, attribute, or element; belong intrinsically; be inherent: the advantages that inhere in a democratic system.
Origin of inhere
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Historical Examples of inhered
He pointed to the well-accepted medicinal virtues which inhered in gems.Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England
Charles W. Bodemer
But the question is to decide whether the light that inhered in them returns to its source, or is annihilated.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 2
- (intr foll by in) to be an inseparable part (of)
Word Origin for inhere
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.