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English definition of “inheritance”

inheritance

noun [C or U]     /ɪnˈherɪtəns/ LAW, PROPERTY
the money, property, or assets that someone receives from a person who has died: spend/invest your inheritance She invested her inheritance in setting up her own financial consultancy business.
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