verb (inherits, inheriting, inherited)
- Often properties are inherited by several heirs.
- All other property is inherited equally among all heirs from both parents.
- This allows you to decide exactly which people will inherit any money, property or other assets when you die.
- This gives the basis for following genetically inherited traits, ranging from predisposition to certain diseases to conformation characteristics.
- Children who develop asthma have inherited a genetic predisposition to have the disease.
- The scientists examined nine genetic areas inherited from both parents.
- We appreciate that she has inherited a bad situation that was made worse by her predecessor.
- Was this due to the financial situation inherited from the administration before them?
- We all have aspects that we don't much like: either inherited from the previous owner, or mistakes that we have made ourselves.
- I'm not against buying second hand clothes, nor inheriting from other people.
- Our son even inherited Thomas' outgrown clothes.
- The promise went to Abraham's singular seed, Christ, but other people can be incorporated into Christ and thus inherit the biblical promises to Abraham.
- This ‘other’ God allowed his only Son to die for us so that we might accept him in faith and love and inherit the gift of eternal life.
- In Matthew 25:36, Jesus says of those inheriting the kingdom of God, ‘I was in prison and you visited me.’
Middle English enherite 'receive as a right', from Old French enheriter, from late Latin inhereditare 'appoint as heir', from Latin in- 'in' + heres, hered- 'heir'.
Words that rhyme with inheritferret, merit
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