|a. hereditary succession to an estate, title, etc|
|b. the right of an heir to succeed to property on the death of an ancestor|
|c. something that may legally be transmitted to an heir|
|2.||the act of inheriting|
|3.||something inherited; heritage|
|4.||the derivation of characteristics of one generation from an earlier one by heredity|
|5.||obsolete hereditary rights|
inheritance in·her·i·tance (ĭn-hěr'ĭ-təns)
The process of genetic transmission of traits from parents to offspring.
A characteristic so inherited.
The sum of characteristics genetically transmitted from parents to offspring.