verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of inherit
Examples from the Web for inherited
I inherited the Arnold Family Thunder ThighsTM, which was a source of frequent teasing and distress for me as a child.
When Acton died in 1953, no will was found and his estate was inherited by Harold.
Beacci, who had inherited nothing from her lover, had assumed his son would make provisions for her in his will.
He inherited vast estates worth some £30m, all of which he sniffed, snorted and smoked away.
I grew up in Cambridge, surrounded by his photographs and collages, which my father had inherited.Vogue Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld: Secrets of a Fashion Legend|Tim Teeman|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His daughter's tranquillity seems to have come from her mother; certainly it cannot be inherited from the restless Reginald Adair.A True Friend|Adeline Sergeant
I inherited some of his cases, and Marbury was one of those who begged me to come in at the emergency.The Blue Wall|Richard Washburn Child
He inherited a considerable fortune from his father, and as a young man travelled much on the Continent.English Heraldic Book-stamps|Cyril Davenport
The son would have inherited the bulk of his property, and I should have received an inconsiderable legacy.Tom, The Bootblack|Horatio Alger
Our gardens were always the lands we had inherited or conquered, and we called ourselves by the names of the little Russians.Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances|Juliana Horatia Ewing
British Dictionary definitions for inherited
verb -its, -iting or -ited
Word Origin for inherit
Word Origin and History for inherited
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.