verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- inherent immunity,
- inheritance tax,
- inherited character,
Origin of inherit
Examples from the Web for inherit
Simon did not expect to inherit, and in a way he never really did.Drawing Room Coup at Brideshead House Forces Out Simon And Becci Howard|Tom Sykes|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This demographic reality means that whoever wins the suburban vote in 2016 and beyond will inherit the political future.
Having said that, leadership is not a birth right that you inherit and it just keeps going.
The anti-evolutionists were as humiliated in this performance as they were in Inherit the Wind.Creationism’s Latest Trojan Horse Edges Toward Virginia Schools|Karl W. Giberson|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For good and ill, they will inherit the world their elders made for them.Why Youth Is Revolting Against Obama (Hint: It’s Not Just Obamacare)|Nick Gillespie|November 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Secondly, a right, before any other man, to inherit with his brethren his father's goods.Second Treatise of Government|John Locke
She expected to inherit all, and is not satisfied with the competency left to her.The Story of Charles Strange Vol. 2 (of 3)|Mrs. Henry Wood
We don't know whether that young Weldon, who is paying her attentions just now, is going to inherit his father's money or not.Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad|Edith Van Dyne
Why could not the excluded territory continue under the old regime, or inherit, so to speak, the old government machinery?Fifty Years In The Northwest|William Henry Carman Folsom
The son of this union may be ambitious, imaginative, and energetic, for he may inherit all those qualities from his foreparents.Not Guilty|Robert Blatchford
verb -its, -iting or -ited
Word Origin for inherit
c.1300, "to make (someone) an heir," from Old French enheriter "make heir, appoint as heir," from Late Latin inhereditare "to appoint as heir," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + hereditare "to inherit," from heres (genitive heredis) "heir" (see heredity). Sense of "receive inheritance" arose mid-14c.; original sense is retained in disinherit. Related: Inherited; inheriting.