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in·her·it·ance

inheritance

 
pronunciation:
ihn he rih tns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: money, property, or position that is or may be inherited legally.
My grandmother left me a huge inheritance.
similar words:
legacy
definition 2: the process of passing characteristics to later generations by genes or the characteristics passed in this way.
When I saw her father, it was obvious where the inheritance of red hair came from.
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