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inhere

[in-heer] /ɪnˈhɪər/
verb (used without object), inhered, inhering.
1.
to exist permanently and inseparably in, as a quality, attribute, or element; belong intrinsically; be inherent:
the advantages that inhere in a democratic system.
Origin of inhere
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin inhaerēre, equivalent to in- in-2 + haerēre to stick
Related forms
preinhere, verb (used without object), preinhered, preinhering.
Can be confused
inhere, inure.
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inhere

/ɪnˈhɪə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) foll by in. to be an inseparable part (of)
Word Origin
C16: from Latin inhaerēre to stick in, from haerēre to stick
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v.

1580s, "to exist, have being," from Latin inhaerere "to stick in or to" (see inherent). Figurative (immaterial) use attested by 1610s (also in Latin). Related: Inhered; inhering.

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