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Meaning of INHERITABLE

Pronunciation:  in'heritubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  that can be inherited; "inheritable traits such as eye color"; "an inheritable title"
 

INHERITABLE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: ancestral, familial, genetic, hereditary, heritable, inherited, inheriting, monogenic, nee, patrimonial, polygenic, transmissible, transmitted
 
 Antonyms: nonheritable, noninheritable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*her"it*a*ble\, a.
1. Capable of being inherited; transmissible or descendible;
   as, an inheritable estate or title. --Blackstone.

2. Capable of being transmitted from parent to child; as,
   inheritable qualities or infirmities.

3. [Cf. OF. enheritable, inheritable.] Capable of taking by
   inheritance, or of receiving by descent; capable of
   succeeding to, as an heir.

         By attainder . . . the blood of the person attainted
         is so corrupted as to be rendered no longer
         inheritable.                          --Blackstone.

         The eldest daughter of the king is also alone
         inheritable to the crown on failure of issue male.
                                               --Blackstone.

{Inheritable blood}, blood or relationship by which a person
   becomes qualified to be an heir, or to transmit
   possessions by inheritance.

 

 

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