Inheritable blood

blood or relationship by which a person becomes qualified to be an heir, or to transmit possessions by inheritance.

See also: Inheritable

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In 2017, historian Holly Brewer of the University of Maryland published a paper in the American Historical Review called "Slavery, Sovereignty, and 'Inheritable Blood': Reconsidering John Locke and the Origins of American Slavery." Forty-one pages long and built on nearly a decade's worth of research, it argues that John Locke "wrote Carolina's constitution as a lawyer writes a will"--as a contractor, not an architect--and that key elements of the plan, including the presence of slavery, were in place before he came aboard.