inheritance has definitions from the field of genetics
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[ noun ] that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner

Synonyms

heritage

Used in print

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

In this process the Minoan Mycenaean inheritance had been transmuted or finally rejected ; the Aegean world which had existed before 1000 differed from that which rises more clearly in our vision after 800 .

The severe yet harmonious vases of the previous fifty years , the Strong Geometric style of the late ninth century , display as firm a mastery of the principles underlying Geometric pottery ; but artists now were ready to refine and elaborate their inheritance .

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[ noun ] that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner

Synonyms

heritage

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[ noun ] (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
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[ noun ] any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors

Synonyms

heritage

Examples

"my only inheritance was my mother's blessing" "the world's heritage of knowledge"

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