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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 the support of a dedicated and enthusiastic alumni donor base.
Francesco, who became a cardinal in 1641, ultimately did inherit property from both his parents, including Margherita's palace in Milan, but with no direct heirs, his fortune passed to the son of his sister, Maria Felice, wife of Bernardino Savelli.
Families need to be more open and honest with each other about the items they really do want to inherit.
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This has led scientists to believe that a person is susceptible to multiple sclerosis only if he or she inherits an unlucky combination of several genes.
Co If you inherit non-cash assets, ask questions before you liquefy.
Once an installment obligation is created, the gain is permanently locked ha and continues to be reportable by the heirs or beneficiaries who might inherit the note.
If a mother cell divides symmetrically, many scientists theorized that the offspring inherit cellular components equally ravaged by the experiences of previous generations.
Maltreated children who inherit two copies of a gene variant that was previously recognized to weaken the brain's mood regulation exhibit a marked propensity to become depressed only if they don't have a positive relationship with at least one adult, concludes a team led by psychiatrist Joan Kaufman of Yale University School of Medicine.
Some people may inherit an increased susceptibility to melanoma and for these individuals avoiding the sun's rays becomes even more important.
In this scenario, for a few generations, animals that inherit unmatched versions of a gene are much more fit than animals inheriting matched versions.
As a result, C would stand to inherit the entire $1 million of property.