inheritance - meaning and definition. What is inheritance
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What (who) is inheritance - definition

Heir; Heirs; Inheritance (law); Disinheritance; Heirs-general; Disinherit; Inheritence; Hereditary right; Inheritance law; Inheritrix; Inherited wealth; Hereditary rights; Patrimonial capitalism; Dynastic wealth; Succession to property; Inheriting; Inheritances; Ancestral property transfer; Bequests in Islam; Inheritance in Islam; Double portion
  • Inheritance by amount and distribution received and action taken with inheritances in Great Britain between 2008 and 2010
  • From [[William Hogarth]]'s ''[[A Rake's Progress]]''. "The Young Heir Takes Possession Of The Miser's Effects".

n. whatever one receives upon the death of a relative due to the laws of descent and distribution, when there is no will. However, inheritance has come to mean anything received from the estate of a person who has died, whether by the laws of descent or as a beneficiary of a will or trust. See also: descent and distribution heir heiress inherit intestacy intestate succession will
<programming, object-oriented> In {object-oriented programming}, the ability to derive new classes from existing classes. A derived class (or "subclass") inherits the instance variables and methods of the "base class" (or "superclass"), and may add new instance variables and methods. New methods may be defined with the same names as those in the base class, in which case they override the original one. For example, bytes might belong to the class of integers for which an add method might be defined. The byte class would inherit the add method from the integer class. See also Liskov substitution principle, {multiple inheritance}. (2000-10-10)
Heritage, patrimony.



Inheritance is the practice of receiving private property, titles, debts, entitlements, privileges, rights, and obligations upon the death of an individual. The rules of inheritance differ among societies and have changed over time. Officially bequeathing private property and/or debts can be performed by a testator via will, as attested by a notary or by other lawful means.

Pronunciation examples for inheritance
1. of inheritance systems, genetic and cultural inheritance.
The Secret of Our Success _ Joseph Henrich _ Talks at Google
2. That's our cultural inheritance.
3. illuminating Martin's secret inheritance.
The Underground Railroad _ Colson Whitehead _ Talks at Google
4. is really our inheritance.
5. and your inheritance.
Impactful Gut Bacteria _ Kevin Roelofs & Meg Muckenhoupt _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of inheritance
1. Inheritance tax The chancellor also raised the inheritance tax threshold by more than 50,000, to 325,000.
2. "The worst inheritance a family can give is an inheritance that is divisive," she says.
3. INHERITANCE TAX Thresholds Inheritance tax threshold to rise from '4;Ł275,000 to '4;Ł325,000 over four years.
4. Gordon Brown has frittered away that inheritance.
5. Gordon Brown should assume his rightful inheritance.