inheritance ( 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
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
bequest, birthright, heritage, legacy, patrimony
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
virtual electronic assets, value or obligations bequeathed to a person after its former owner's death
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