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hereditarydescending or capable of descending to succeeding generations by inheritance; transmitted or transmissible according to established rules of descent.
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HEREDITARY. That which is inherited.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.