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Third person singular
- (transitive) To take possession of as a right (especially in Biblical translations)
- Your descendants will inherit the earth.
- (transitive) To receive (property or a title etc), by legal succession or bequest after the previous owner's death
- After Grandad died, I inherited the house.
- (transitive) (biology) To receive a characteristic from one's ancestors by genetic transmission
- Let's hope the baby inherits his mother's looks and his father's intelligence.
- (transitive) To derive from people or conditions previously in force
- This country has inherited an invidious class culture.
- (intransitive) to come into an inheritance
- Lucky old Daniel – his parents were both killed, and he's inherited.
to receive property or a title by legal succession etc.
to receive a characteristic by genetic transmission
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