verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of inherit
Examples from the Web for inheriting
But our democratic prejudice against origins and breeding makes us deeply skeptical even of inheriting life goals.
Speaking from his home in Tryon, N.C., Reid, 63, discussed the challenges that came with inheriting such a huge project.The Final Roar: Paul Reid on Finishing William Manchester’s Life of Churchill|Kevin Canfield|November 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He also is inheriting a shrinking staff hurt by layoffs and furloughs.USA Today Takes Digital Gamble in Hiring David Callaway as New Editor|Howard Kurtz|July 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And in much of the world laws that bar women from owning land or inheriting property keep women from accessing financial services.
Which surprised even me, since I figured if there's anything Republicans ought to be good at, it's inheriting things.
Instead of inheriting the position, Wilson had remained on Mars, safely out of the family's way.Badge of Infamy|Lester del Rey
The parliament of 1572 seemed to give evidence of their inheriting the spirit of the last by choosing Mr. Bell for their speaker.Constitutional History of England, Vol 1 of 3|Henry Hallam
Inheriting great wealth, he devoted his revenues to charity, sometimes living on bread and water and sleeping on straw.The Lure of the Camera|Charles S. Olcott
His sons by his first marriage had died one after another, inheriting their mother's delicate health.The Ladies Lindores, Vol. 1(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
She complimented me for inheriting a spark of Roy's brilliancy.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete|George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for inheriting
verb -its, -iting or -ited
Word Origin for inherit
Word Origin and History for inheriting
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.