The lousy economy he inherited last January got even worse under his watch.
Some, she explained, she had inherited from her art dealer father, others she had carefully collected over the years.
When Acton died in 1953, no will was found and his estate was inherited by Harold.
Now that I'm in political life, I like to say I've inherited half of his friends and all of his enemies.
Beacci, who had inherited nothing from her lover, had assumed his son would make provisions for her in his will.
He had a large old library, a great part of which he inherited from his father.
inherited instinct; no more public than—than being a beauty.
The baronetcy was inherited by no other member of the family, and became extinct.
That can only come from inherited wealth: the principle is old, very old.
Gustave Colline had inherited money and made a good marriage.
c.1300, "to make (someone) an heir," from Old French enheriter "make heir, appoint as heir," from Late Latin inhereditare "to appoint as heir," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + hereditare "to inherit," from heres (genitive heredis) "heir" (see heredity). Sense of "receive inheritance" arose mid-14c.; original sense is retained in disinherit. Related: Inherited; inheriting.
inherit in·her·it (ĭn-hěr'ĭt)
v. in·her·it·ed, in·her·it·ing, in·her·its
To receive a trait from one's parents by genetic transmission.