[ in-her-i-tuh-buhl ]
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  1. capable of being inherited.

  2. capable of inheriting; qualified to inherit.

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Origin of inheritable

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Anglo-French; see in-2, heritable

Other words from inheritable

  • in·her·it·a·bil·i·ty, in·her·it·a·ble·ness, noun
  • in·her·it·a·bly, adverb
  • non·in·her·it·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·in·her·it·a·ble, adjective
  • non·in·her·it·a·ble·ness, noun
  • un·in·her·it·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • un·in·her·it·a·ble, adjective

Words that may be confused with inheritable

Words Nearby inheritable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use inheritable in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for inheritable


/ (ɪnˈhɛrɪtəbəl) /

  1. capable of being transmitted by heredity from one generation to a later one

  2. capable of being inherited

  1. rare capable of inheriting; having the right to inherit

Derived forms of inheritable

  • inheritability or inheritableness, noun
  • inheritably, adverb

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