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Definition of heritable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

heritable

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈherɪtəbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈherɪtəbl//
 
(law)
 
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(of property) that can be passed from one member of a family to another Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French heriter ‘inherit’, from ecclesiastical Latin hereditare, from Latin heres, hered- ‘heir’.
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