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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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He was an officer of the crown, and had been induced to remove from the Floridas, among the French of the adjoining province, by a rich succession of which he had become the inheritor.
Not a great fortune, forty and odd pounds for the inheritor of a hundred and odd thousand
That you become the sole inheritor of the wealth of this rich old hunks, that you and I spend it together, and that you get into the bargain a beautiful young wife.
To proceed with the ministry's plan of merging smaller partitions into a large field for large-scale agriculture, the inheritors will first reach consensus among themselves, setting up a Family Assets Partnership and designate one of the heirs as capable of land farming.
There is a term, "reserved portion," which is determined by the law as a proportion of the "statutory share" of certain inheritors.
According to the draft law, inheritors will have to reach an agreement on the operation and use of the agricultural land within one year after the death of the landowner.
The court will check which, if any, of the inheritors is most qualified to make best use of the property, and gives priority to that inheritor if the property is not qualified to be divided into pieces or if there is no just cause to sell the property in an auction (the latter making it available to be acquired by a third party, whether a family member or not).
Among progenitors he discusses Robert Frost and Wallace Stevens; among peers George Oppen and Charles Olson; and among readers and inheritors, Susan Howe.
US and Soviet interventions in the Third World, argues Westad (director, Cold War Studies Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK), were primarily driven by ideological considerations derived from their mutual, if conflicting, views of themselves as the inheritors of European modernity with a responsibility to expand, respectively, freedom or social justice as part of the natural progress of history and to protect their own security.
In such a case, the parties have no other option other than to wait for the decision of the court and the execution of this decision, which is most often an auction process to be carried out by the Execution Office, or sometimes, if the assets are qualified to be distributed to the inheritors in kind, then the court will make a distribution of the assets.
In 1974 new legislation declared that any immovable property acquired by minority foundations between 1936 and 1974 was to be transferred back to its previous owner, or their inheritors.
In my 20 years of working with inheritors, I have seen millions of dollars lost as a result of estate-planning mistakes and heirs being uninformed about the details of their parents' estates.