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inherit

verb
 
 
/ɪnˈherɪt/
[I or T] LAW, PROPERTY to receive money, property, or assets from someone who has died: All her children stand to inherit equally.inherit sth from sb She inherited a fortune from her father when he died.
[T] if you inherit a situation, problem, department, etc., you become responsible for dealing with it or managing it: The report showed that he inherited a $5.6 million revenue shortfall when he took over the department.inherit sth from sb/sth When he took office, he inherited a deficit budget from the previous administration.
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