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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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In Trifles, The Outside, Inheritors, and Springs Eternal, hope of amelioration arises from Glaspell's "dramatization of collaboration as an alternative to oppression.
Thirty-six percent of female inheritors said they had received no professional or family guidance at all.
Although the option is exercised separately, the option regarding the inheritance of the first deceased is not exercised in own name, but in place of their author and namely, of the latter deceased, by virtue of their capacity as its inheritors (Bunea, 2015: 12).
This is especially true with the bulk of future HNW inheritors currently falling under the mass affluent category.
If inheritors can agree on the sale of assets or on buy or sell options amicably, then one of the inheritors may start a partition case in which the assets are (usually) sold and the money is distributed to the inheritors.
While it could be argued that all else being equal, inheritors are better CEOs than professionals, the fact is that all else is simply not equal.
Some 53% of those inheritors who received [pounds sterling]10,000 or more said their overall financial situation had continued to improve.
Finally, one of the inheritors revealed his interest in buying the share which was initially up for sale by his fellow relative.
Courts have every right to seize money even from inheritors as it has not been earned rightfully from legal sources.
The problem with the ' baba log' generation of the Congress is that it consists entirely of inheritors who have parachuted into politics from investment banking.
Roger Foster on his uncle Jimmy Savile "Even those of us who were not employees at the time of Savile's crimes are inheritors of shame" Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC Trust "It would be absolute folly to turn around and say it will all be fine by Christmas" Minister without Portfolio Kenneth Clarke on the state of the economy
And a closer look shows it is not just the inheritors of wealth who have increased their fortunes - it's also the entrepreneurs.