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in·her·it

 (ĭn-hĕr′ĭt)
v. in·her·it·ed, in·her·it·ing, in·her·its
v.tr.
1. Law
a. To take (property) by law of descent from an intestate owner.
b. To receive (property) by will; receive by bequest or devise.
2. To receive or take over from a predecessor: The new administration inherited the economic problems of the last four years.
3. Biology To receive (a characteristic) from a parent or ancestor by genetic transmission.
4. To gain (something) as one's right or portion: "A certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" (King James Bible).
v.intr.
To hold or take possession of an inheritance.

[Middle English enheriten, from Old French enheriter, to make heir to, from Late Latin inhērēditāre, to inherit : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Late Latin hērēditāre, to inherit (from Latin hērēs, hērēd-, heir; see ghē- in Indo-European roots).]

in·her′i·tor n.

in•her•i•tor

(ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tər)

n.
a person who inherits; heir.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inheritor - a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
recipient, receiver - a person who receives something
heir apparent - an heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor
heir-at-law - the person legally entitled to inherit the property of someone who dies intestate
heiress, inheritress, inheritrix - a female heir
heir presumptive - a person who expects to inherit but whose right can be defeated by the birth of a nearer relative

inheritor

noun heir, successor, recipient, beneficiary, legatee Two thirds of inheritors promptly sold the houses they were left.
Translations

inheritor

[ɪnˈherɪtəʳ] Nheredero/a m/f

inheritor

[ɪnˈhɛrɪtər] n
[tradition] → héritier/ière m/f
the proud inheritors of the Prussian military tradition → les fiers héritiers de la tradition militaire prussienne
[money, property] → héritier/ière m/f

inheritor

[ɪnˈhɛrɪtəʳ] nerede m/f