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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Not acquirable by inheritance.

Usage examples (7)
  • Adjective : Blue eyes are hereditary in our family. ,a hereditary title. ,a hereditary enemy. ,a hereditary proprietor
  • Since 1454 the grand dukes of Moscow had granted nonhereditary military fiefs (pomestye) to secure a supply of fighting men for use in the struggle against the Tatars.
  • The difference between Rome and Persia (and later between Byzantium and Persia) was the difference between semi-Western imperial officialdoms that were nonhereditary,...
  • Persons who had achieved positions of eminence, whether or not they were of noble birth, often received nonhereditary titles from the state. for more
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