Examples from the Web for inheritance
The cops say Kakehi gained several hundred million yen in inheritance from the deaths over the years.
What I assume is that we will come to a final peaceful settlement in which we agree on the value of the inheritance.In Tussle Over Will, Mistress’s Family Takes a Bite Out of NYU|Anthony Haden-Guest|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That is to say, the ancestral genes, the ancestral strain of inheritance, appears again in these little children.
Among boomers who will receive an inheritance, the top 10 percent will receive more than every other decile combined.
In some ways the emerging age of inheritance stems from the success Americans enjoyed over the past half century.
Gudrid, whom Thorkell Trefill had for wife, was entitled to the inheritance left by Thorstein, her father.Laxdla Saga|Anonymous
She was no longer a duchess by patent; she was a queen by right of inheritance; she was now to be a power among the great.The Puppet Crown|Harold MacGrath
Mr. Aston then suggested Christopher should explain what he meant to do concerning his inheritance.Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker|Marguerite Bryant
If perchance the mother also possessed an inheritance that was also divided among the sons to the exclusion of daughters.Woman, Church & State|Matilda Joslyn Gage
At a county town I found a library of 4,000 volumes, largely an inheritance from the feudal regime.The Foundations of Japan|J.W. Robertson Scott
British Dictionary definitions for inheritance
- hereditary succession to an estate, title, etc
- the right of an heir to succeed to property on the death of an ancestor
- something that may legally be transmitted to an heir
Word Origin and History for inheritance
late 14c., enheritaunce "fact of receiving by hereditary succession;" early 15c. as "that which is inherited," from Anglo-French enheritance, Old French enheritaunce, from enheriter (see inherit). Heritance "act of inheriting" is from mid-15c.