Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun inheritance

4 senses of inheritance

Sense 1
inheritance, heritage -- (hereditary succession to a title or an office or property)
       => acquisition -- (the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another")

Sense 2
inheritance, heritage -- (that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner)
       => transferred property, transferred possession -- (a possession whose ownership changes or lapses)

Sense 3
inheritance, hereditary pattern -- ((genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents)
       => heredity, genetic endowment -- (the total of inherited attributes)

Sense 4
inheritance, heritage -- (any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors; "my only inheritance was my mother's blessing"; "the world's heritage of knowledge")
       => attribute -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity)

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