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inherited

[ in-her-i-tid ]
/ ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tɪd /
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(of property, a right, a title, etc.) received by succession or will: Their wealth is from inherited properties, mostly through the estate of their mother’s parents.
(of a genetic character or trait) received by the transmission of hereditary factors: the family’s inherited trait of straight blond hair;kidney problems symptomatic of an inherited disorder.
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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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