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1. Capable of being inherited: inheritable traits; inheritable property.
2. Having the right to inherit or the capability of inheriting: an inheritable heir.

in·her′it·a·bil′i·ty n.
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1. (Genetics) capable of being transmitted by heredity from one generation to a later one
2. capable of being inherited
3. rare capable of inheriting; having the right to inherit
inˌheritaˈbility, inˈheritableness n
inˈheritably adv
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(ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tə bəl)

1. capable of being inherited.
2. capable of inheriting; qualified to inherit.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French]
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Adj.1.inheritable - capable of being inherited; "inheritable traits such as eye color"; "an inheritable title"
nonheritable, noninheritable - not inheritable
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adj (lit, fig)erblich; goodsvererbbar
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