English definition of “inherit”
/ɪnˈherɪt/ verb [T]
FROM DEAD PERSON › to receive possessions or money from someone who has died: In 1842 he inherited a small estate near Liverpool.
QUALITY › to have the same physical or mental characteristics as one of your parents or grandparents: Miranda has inherited her father's red hair.
PROBLEM › If you inherit a problem, situation, or belief, it is passed on to you by someone who had it before: The mayor will inherit a city hopelessly in debt.