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inherited

[ in-her-i-tid ]
/ ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tɪd /
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adjective
received from or as if from one’s predecessors: Their wealth is from inherited properties, mostly through the estate of their mother’s parents.For the novelist Henry James, history, tradition, precedence, and established forms constituted the inherited wisdom of civilization.
received through genetic transmission: the family’s inherited trait of straight blond hair;kidney problems symptomatic of an inherited disorder.
Baseball. (of a base runner) allowed on base by a previous pitcher:The unlucky reliever balked, hit a batter, threw a wild pitch, allowed an inherited runner to score, and got only one out.
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Origin of inherited

First recorded in 1795–1800; inherit + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM inherited

half-in·her·it·ed, adjectivenon·in·her·it·ed, adjectivequa·si-in·her·it·ed, adjectiveun·in·her·it·ed, adjective
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