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Spanish translation of “inherit”


verb /inˈherit/
to receive (property etc belonging to someone who has died) He inherited the house from his father She inherited forty thousand dollars from her father. to have (qualities) the same as one’s parents etc She inherits her quick temper from her mother. inheritance noun money etc inherited He spent most of his inheritance on drink. the act of inheriting The property came to him by inheritance. inherited adjective
inherited characteristics.
(Definition of inherit from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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