1. inheritance

noun. ['ˌɪnˈhɛrətəns'] hereditary succession to a title or an office or property.


  • acquisition


  • disinherit
  • decrease

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Rhymes with Inheritance

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

How do you pronounce inheritance?

Pronounce inheritance as ˌɪnˈhɛrətəns.

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Sentences with inheritance

1. Noun, singular or mass
The tax is not an estate tax or an inheritance tax.

Quotes about inheritance

1. Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden

2. Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.
- Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

3. Newton was not the first of the age of reason. He was the last of the magicians, the last of the Babylonians and Sumerians, the last great mind that looked out on the visible and intellectual world with the same eyes as those who began to build our intellectual inheritance rather less than 10,000 years ago.
- John Maynard Keynes

2. inheritance

noun. ['ˌɪnˈhɛrətəns'] (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents.


  • X-linked dominant inheritance
  • heredity
  • ancestry
  • gene linkage
  • derivation
  • hereditary pattern
  • X-linked recessive inheritance
  • lineage
  • genetic endowment
  • filiation


  • cheerfulness
  • uncheerfulness
  • misconception
  • inability

3. inheritance

noun. ['ˌɪnˈhɛrətəns'] any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors.


  • background
  • heritage
  • attribute
  • upbringing


  • unconnectedness
  • crossbred
  • purebred
  • play up

4. inheritance

noun. ['ˌɪnˈhɛrətəns'] that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner.


  • primogeniture
  • transferred possession
  • transferred property
  • devise
  • heritage
  • accretion
  • heirloom
  • borough English
  • bequest
  • patrimony
  • legacy