[in-heer-uh ns, -her-]
Origin of inherence
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Examples from the Web for inherence
Tell me, then, what is that of which the inherence will render the body alive?Phaedo
The solution of this problem is similar to that of inherence.
The Vegetative organism, being the agency of Life, is female in origin and inherence.Feminism and Sex-Extinction
The first problem to be solved in metaphysics is the problem of inherence, or the thing with its characteristics.
Hence the mind perceives their necessary connection with inherence, or with being supported.
- the state or condition of being inherent
- 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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