from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. That can be inherited: inheritable traits; inheritable property.
  • adj. Having the right to inherit or the capability of inheriting: an inheritable heir.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That can be inherited

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being inherited; transmissible or descendible.
  • adj. Capable of being transmitted from parent to child.
  • adj. Capable of taking by inheritance, or of receiving by descent; capable of succeeding to, as an heir.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being inherited; transmissible or descendible from the ancestor to the heir by course of law; heritable: as, an inheritable estate or title.
  • Capable of being transmitted by or received from progenitors: as, inheritable qualities or infirmities.
  • Capable of inheriting; qualified to inherit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being inherited


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