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Inherit

To receive property according to the state laws of intestate succession from a decedent who has failed to execute a valid will, or, where the term is applied in a more general sense, to receive the property of a decedent by will.

inherit

v. to receive all or a portion of the estate of an ancestor upon his/her death, usually from a parent or other close relative pursuant to the laws of descent. Technically, one would "inherit" only if there is no will, but popularly it means any taking from the estate of a relative, including a wife or husband, by will or not. (See: descent and distribution, will, intestacy, intestate succession, heir, heiress)

inherit

verb accede to, acquire, acquire from ancessors, be granted a legacy, be the heir of, come into possession as an heir, derive from, fall heir to, gain, have succession as an heir, obtain, receive, receive a legacy, receive an endowment, receive as right, receive by bequest, receive by devise, receive by law of descent, receive by succession, receive property as an heir, rem hereditate accipere, succeed to, take, take as an heir, take by descent, take by inneritance, take by succession
See also: accede, acquire, hold, possess, receive, succeed
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The next Oregon AD will inherit a department that is studded with showcase athletic facilities.
Families need to be more open and honest with each other about the items they really do want to inherit.
This is especially true for those who inherit investment properties of significant value, as these properties will be re-appraised at fair market value for tax purposes, and a Section 754 of the IRS code election is made.
However, most scientists and physicians who have studied the puzzle of why certain people get the disease while others don't are convinced that heredity-the genes we inherit from our ancestors-is a very important factor.
As a result, C would stand to inherit the entire $1 million of property.
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After examining more than a thousand clutches of eggs, researchers at Oxford University in England say a female great tit inherits her eggshell pattern from her mother's side of the family.
Example 3: L inherits a life estate valued at $300,000 from her great-aunt.
If a person inherits two mutant copies of either presenilin-encoding gene, the abnormal proteins cause Alzheimer's disease to strike early, often before age 50 (SN: 3/2/96, p.
A surviving spouse who inherits an IRA from a deceased spouse can elect to treat the IRA as that of the surviving spouse.