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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Genetically passed from parent to offspring. Also: Having possession through inheritance.

Usage examples (35)
  • When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
  • Henry Slootmaker said he is on medical leave after a hospital stay for what he described as a hereditary nervous disorder.
  • The Byzantine empire was most tranquil and prosperous when it could acquiesce in hereditary succession; five dynasties, the
  • She had triumphed over those whom she called her hereditary enemies, and retained half a continent as the monument of her victories. for more
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