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The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet.
Isadora Duncan

Meaning of "inheritance" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INHERITANCE

inheritance  [ɪnˈhɛrɪtəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INHERITANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Inheritance is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INHERITANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

inheritance

Inheritance

Inheritance is the practice of passing on property, titles, debts, rights and obligations upon the death of an individual. It has long played an important role in human societies. The rules of inheritance differ between societies and have changed over time.

Definition of inheritance in the English dictionary

The first definition of inheritance in the dictionary is hereditary succession to an estate, title, etc. Other definition of inheritance is the right of an heir to succeed to property on the death of an ancestor. Inheritance is also something that may legally be transmitted to an heir.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INHERITANCE


acquittance
əˈkwɪtəns
admittance
ədˈmɪtəns
appetence
ˈæpɪtəns
capacitance
kəˈpæsɪtəns
coinheritance
ˌkəʊɪnˈherɪtəns
competence
ˈkɒmpɪtəns
concomitance
kənˈkɒmɪtəns
disinheritance
ˌdɪsɪnˈhɛrɪtəns
emittance
ɪˈmɪtəns
hesitance
ˈhezɪtəns
immunocompetence
ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈkɒmpɪtəns
impenitence
ɪmˈpɛnɪtəns
incompetence
ɪnˈkɒmpɪtəns
intermittence
ˌɪntəˈmɪtəns
latence
ˈleɪtəns
penitence
ˈpenɪtəns
pittance
ˈpɪtəns
quittance
ˈkwɪtəns
remittance
rɪˈmɪtəns
transmittance
trænzˈmɪtəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INHERITANCE

inhearse
inhere
inherence
inherency
inherent
inherently
inherit
inheritability
inheritable
inheritableness
inheritably
inheritance tax
inherited
inheritor
inheritress
inheritrix
inhesion
inhibin
inhibit
inhibitable

WORDS THAT END LIKE INHERITANCE

acceptance
acquaintance
advance
amount of substance
assistance
circumstance
Constance
court of first instance
distance
for instance
importance
instance
long-distance
reluctance
repentance
resistance
stance
substance
the distance
the Resistance
walking distance

Synonyms and antonyms of inheritance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INHERITANCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «inheritance» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of inheritance

Translation of «inheritance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INHERITANCE

Find out the translation of inheritance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of inheritance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «inheritance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

遗产
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

herencia
570 millions of speakers

English

inheritance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विरासत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِيرَاثٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наследство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

herança
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উত্তরাধিকার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

héritage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Warisan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erbschaft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

相続
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상속
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Warisan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tài sản thừa kế
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பரம்பரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वारसा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

miras
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

eredità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dziedzictwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спадщина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

moștenire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κληρονομιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

erfenis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

arv
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

arv
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of inheritance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INHERITANCE»

The term «inheritance» is very widely used and occupies the 19.783 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INHERITANCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «inheritance» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «inheritance» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about inheritance

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10 QUOTES WITH «INHERITANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word inheritance.
1
Orlando Aloysius Battista
The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
2
Sanjeev Bhaskar
I have issues with inheritance tax, particularly coming from a migrant family. My dad has worked incredibly hard all his life, so it seems odd to me that someone who has gone through that experience and has managed to save then gets taxed for dying.
3
Harold Bloom
All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them of how heavy their inheritance is.
4
Georg Brandes
The stream of time sweeps away errors, and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.
5
Karel Capek
Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
6
Albert Claude
Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance.
7
Barry Commoner
It reflects a prevailing myth that production technology is no more amenable to human judgment or social interests than the laws of thermodynamics, atomic structure or biological inheritance.
8
Ralph Adams Cram
Christianity, democracy, science, education, wealth, and the cumulative inheritance of a thousand years, have not preserved us from the vain repetition of history.
9
Isadora Duncan
The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet.
10
Mike Fitzpatrick
The estate tax punishes years of hard work and robs families of part of their heritage by imposing a huge penalty on inheritance after death - a tax on money that has already been taxed.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INHERITANCE»

Discover the use of inheritance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to inheritance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Inheritance
It began with Eragon . . . It ends with Inheritance Not so very long ago, Eragon – Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider – was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest.
Christopher Paolini, 2013
2
The Inheritance of Loss
In a crumbling house in the remote northeastern Himalayas, an embittered, elderly judge finds his peaceful retirement turned upside down by the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai.
Kiran Desai, 2007
3
Inheritance
Louise Kenworthy's only bequest from her mother is a photograph album in which she finds the face of another woman - strangely like her own - which seems to have been excised from the family tree.
Livi Michael, 2000
4
The Boleyn Inheritance
Lady-in-waiting Jane Boleyn, the only survivor of the ambitious Boleyn family, testifies against Henry VIII's latest queen, Anne of Cleves, and conspires to place her young cousin, Katherine Howard, on the throne.
Philippa Gregory, 2009
5
The Rules of Inheritance: A Memoir
In this astonishing debut, Claire Bidwell Smith, an only child, is just fourteen years old when both of her charismatic parents are diagnosed with cancer. What follows is a coming-of-age story that is both heartbreaking and exhilarating.
Claire Bidwell Smith, 2012
6
Inheritance
When Laura Fairchild goes to work for the wealthy Salingers of Boston, she finds love and luxury, only to lose everything when the secret of her past is revealed
Judith Michael, 1994
7
The Goddess Inheritance (The Goddess Series - Book 3)
Love or life.
Aimée Carter, 2013
8
Inheritance
There's more than meets the eye in Inheritance, a thrilling sci-fi adventure About the Author: Henry Danska grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark, and lived in Canada before immigrating to the United States.
Henry Danska, 2011
9
Hip Hop's Inheritance: From the Harlem Renaissance to the ...
An analysis of the roles of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movement, the Feminist Art movement and 1980s and 1990s postmodern aesthetics in hip-hop draws on a wide range of disciplines to reveal hip-hop's practice of cultural ...
Reiland Rabaka, 2011
10
A Dangerous Inheritance
Two women separated by time are linked by the most famous murder mystery in history, the Princes in the Tower.
Alison Weir, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INHERITANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term inheritance is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Simple Steps To Prevent Future Family Inheritance Rifts - Forbes
Unresolved inheritance issues like these can cause serious rifts between family members even with relatively simple estates. That's why good ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
2
The new inheritance tax quirk that favours widows - Telegraph
Draft legislation published this week on the Budget changes to inheritance tax (IHT) show a valuable quirk for anyone widowed before the start ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Where to put inheritance - Sydney Morning Herald
However, as I am heading towards retirement, I was thinking of putting the inheritance into my super account as interest rates are so low and ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
4
What are the genes behind celiac disease inheritance? | Genetic …
The growing list of genetic diseases and disorders that are associated with the heterozygote advantage has led many researchers to search for ... «Genetic Literacy Project, Jul 15»
5
The promise of universal inheritance - San Antonio Express-News
That's the way I feel about Atkinson's “universal inheritance,” which goes something like this: Every 18-year-old, upon gaining the right to vote, ... «San Antonio Express-News, Jul 15»
6
Local woman in line for 'lost' inheritance - Independent.ie
A woman, who is believed to have been living in Drogheda, certainly up to 15 years ago, is being sought by an international 'heir hunters' firm ... «Drogheda Independent, Jul 15»
7
Carer stole £105000 from elderly relative to "secure inheritance"
“It was clear to the investigators that the defendant took the decision to secure her inheritance and invested her relative's money without her consent before it ... «Your Local Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Knowing where you come from is a real inheritance | The Kingston …
It's good to know where you come from, particularly when it gives you an idea of where you're going. As I've grown older, I've started paying ... «The Kingston Whig-Standard, Jul 15»
9
Son sued by dad for inheritance after killing his mom | New York Post
A schizophrenic Manhattan man who dodged criminal responsibility for stabbing to death his wealthy philanthropist mother may finally have to ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
10
Ensuring a fair inheritance
The amount still due by the son living in South Africa will then be deducted from his inheritance. In other words he will not have to actually pay ... «Moneyweb.co.za, Jul 15»

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