Associations to the word «Inheritance»


INHERITANCE, noun. The passing of title to an estate upon death.
INHERITANCE, noun. (countable) That which a person is entitled to inherit, by law or testament.
INHERITANCE, noun. (biology) The biological attributes passed hereditarily from ancestors to their offspring.
INHERITANCE, noun. (programming) (object-oriented) In object-oriented programming, the mechanism whereby parts of a superclass are available to instances of its subclass.
INHERITANCE POWDER, noun. (historical) Any of several poisons used for murder, but especially arsenic and to a lesser extent, thallium.
INHERITANCE TAX, noun. A tax based on the value of the property of a deceased person, and charged on the beneficiaries of the estate.
INHERITANCE TAXES, noun. Plural of inheritance tax

Dictionary definition

INHERITANCE, noun. Hereditary succession to a title or an office or property.
INHERITANCE, noun. That which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner.
INHERITANCE, noun. (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents.
INHERITANCE, noun. Any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors; "my only inheritance was my mother's blessing"; "the world's heritage of knowledge".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne