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inheritancenoun [C/U]

us   /ɪnˈher·ɪ·t̬əns/
money, land, or possessions received from someone after the person has died
biology Inheritance also means the particular characteristics received from parents through the genes.
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inheritancenoun [C usually singular, U]

uk   /ɪnˈher.ɪ.təns/ us   /ɪnˈher.ɪ.təns/
C2 money or objects that someone gives you when they die: The large inheritance from his aunt meant that he could buy his own boat. At 21 she came into her inheritance (= it was given to her).
a physical or mental characteristic inherited from your parents, or the process by which this happens: genetic inheritance A particular gene is responsible for the inheritance of eye colour.
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inheritancenoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪnˈherɪtəns/ us   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.
(Definition of inheritance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inheritance”
in Chinese (Simplified) 继承, 继承的遗产…
in Turkish miras, kalıt, veraset…
in Russian наследство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 繼承, 繼承的遺產…
in Polish spadek…
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