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hereditary (adj.)

early 15c., "transmitted in a line of progeny," hereditarie, from Latin hereditarius "inherited; of or relating to an inheritance," from hereditas "heirship, inheritance" (see heredity). Oldest English sense of diseases; meaning "transmitted or held by inheritance" is from mid-15c.

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Definitions of hereditary

hereditary (adj.)
occurring among members of a family usually by heredity;
Synonyms: familial / genetic / inherited / transmitted / transmissible
hereditary (adj.)
inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent;
hereditary monarchy
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