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inheritance

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ɪnˈherɪtəns/
money or possessions that someone gives you when they die: Nick has sold off much of his inheritance.Death and dyingInheriting and bequeathing
Translations of “inheritance”
in Chinese (Traditional) 繼承, 繼承的遺產…
in Russian наследство…
in Turkish miras, kalıt, veraset…
in Chinese (Simplified) 继承, 继承的遗产…
in Polish spadek…
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