Definitions of inherit

  1. To take or have possession as an heir.
  2. To receive by descent; be endowed with; receive property by inheritance.
  3. To take by descent from an ancestor; to take by inheritance; to take as heir on the death of an ancestor or other person to whose estate one succeeds; to receive as a right or title descendible by law from an ancestor at his decease; as, the heir inherits the land or real estate of his father; the eldest son of a nobleman inherits his father's title; the eldest son of a king inherits the crown.
  4. To receive or take by birth; to have by nature; to derive or acquire from ancestors, as mental or physical qualities; as, he inherits a strong constitution, a tendency to disease, etc.
  5. To put in possession of.
  6. To receive property from someone who has died. Traditionally, the word " inherit" applied only when one received property from a relative who died without a will. Currently, however, the word is used whenever someone receives property from the estate of a deceased person.
  7. To possses from an ancestor by right of succession; receive by nature from one's ancestors; to receive by birth.
  8. To take as heir or by descent from an ancestor: to possess.
  9. To take or hold a possession, property, estate, or rights by inheritance.
  10. To come into possession of property as the heir.
  11. To enjoy, as property.
  12. obtain from someone after their death; " I inherited a castle from my French grandparents"
  13. receive by genetic transmission; " I inherited my good eyesight from my mother"
  14. To possess from an ancestor by right of succession; to possess by natural descent; to take as a possession by gift.
  15. To possess by descent from an ancestor; to receive by nature from a progenitor, as a disease or quality; to enjoy.
  16. Inheritable.