inheritance meaning, inheritance definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( inheritances    plural  )
1       n-var   An inheritance is money or property which you receive from someone who has died.  
She feared losing her inheritance to her stepmother.     
2       n-count   If you get something such as job, problem, or attitude from someone who used to have it, you can refer to this as an inheritance.  
usu sing, with supp, oft with poss  
...the situation that was Truman's inheritance as President.     
3       n-sing   Your inheritance is the particular characteristics or qualities which your family or ancestors had and which you are born with.  
also no det, with supp  
Eye colour shows your genetic inheritance.     

inheritance tax        ( inheritance taxes    plural  ) An inheritance tax is a tax which has to be paid on the money and property of someone who has died.      n-count  
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bequest, birthright, heritage, legacy, patrimony  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

cyber inheritance exp.
virtual electronic assets, value or obligations bequeathed to a person after its former owner's death
[Tech.];[US];[Internet] value or obligations in cyberspace transitable upon the death of an individual

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electronic virtual assets belonging to an individual that are transferred upon his/her death to a designed heir
[Tech.] also "digital legacy"
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