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inheritance (n.)

late 14c., enheritaunce "fact of receiving by hereditary succession;" early 15c. as "that which is or may be inherited," from Anglo-French and Old French enheritaunce, from Old French enheriter "make heir, appoint as heir" (see inherit). Heritance "act of inheriting" is from mid-15c.

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Definitions of inheritance from WordNet

inheritance (n.)
hereditary succession to a title or an office or property;
Synonyms: heritage
inheritance (n.)
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
inheritance (n.)
(genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents;
Synonyms: hereditary pattern
inheritance (n.)
any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors;
my only inheritance was my mother's blessing
Synonyms: heritage
From wordnet.princeton.edu