[in-heer-uh ns, -her-]

Origin of inherence

From the Medieval Latin word inhaerentia, dating back to 1570–80. See inherent, -ence
Related formsnon·in·her·ence, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  1. the state or condition of being inherent
  2. metaphysics the relation of attributes, elements, etc, to the subject of which they are predicated, esp if they are its essential constituents
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Word Origin and History for inherence

1570s, from Medieval Latin inhaerentia, from inhaerentem (see inherent). Related: Inherency (c.1600).

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