To take by descent from an ancestor; to take by inheritance; to take as heir on the death of an ancestor or other person to whose estate one succeeds; to receive as a right or title descendible by law from an ancestor at his decease; as, the heir inherits the land or real estate of his father; the eldest son of a nobleman inherits his father's title; the eldest son of a king inherits the crown.
To receive or take by birth; to have by nature; to derive or acquire from ancestors, as mental or physical qualities, genes, or genetic traits; as, he inherits a strong constitution, a tendency to disease, etc.; to inherit hemophilia
to receive a trait from a parent (or ancestor.) You inherit bodily traits such as eye color from your parents. Also see heredity.
To receive something from the estate of someone who has died. Inheritance Tax. Tax payable on certain gifts and transfers during lifetime. Also payable on estate at death if its value exceeds the inheritance tax threshold figure.
To come into possession of; to possess; to own; to enjoy as a possession.
To take or hold a possession, property, estate, or rights by inheritance.
To take possession of property from someone who has died.
To possess the attributes of a superclass. Derived widget classes are said to inherit from their superclasses.