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English definition of “inheritance”

inheritance

noun [C usually singular, U] (FROM DEAD PERSON)    /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).Inheriting and bequeathingTrusts and funds
(Definition of inheritance noun (FROM DEAD PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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