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hereditary US English

(Of a title, office, or right) conferred by or based on inheritance

hereditary US Thesaurus

a hereditary right

hereditary peer US English

A member of any of the ranks of the hereditary nobility in Britain or Ireland, especially one entitled to a seat in the House of Lords.

hereditary lands US English

Those countries or provinces which formed the original inheritance of the Habsburg dynasty (which ruled in Austria from 1278 to 1918), and (frequently also) some of those acquired later by the Habsburgs by marriage.

hereditary peerage US English

A peerage held by inheritance, especially one entitling the holder to a seat in the House of Lords.

hereditary states US English

= hereditary lands.

hereditary countries US English

= hereditary lands.

hereditary monarchy US English

Monarchy or a form of monarchy in which the sovereign power descends by right of inheritance.

Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy US English

A familial type of pseudohypoparathyroidism characterized by resistance to parathyroid hormone and by physical abnormalities including short stature, round face, short metacarpal and metatarsal bones, and the presence of subcutaneous ectopic calcifications.

hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia US English

An inherited (autosomal dominant) disorder characterized by the appearance of multiple telangiectases on the skin and mucous membranes, often with other types of vascular malformation, and usually associated with recurrent bleeding.