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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 he·red·i·tary /həˈrɛdəˌtɛri/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 he·red·i·tary /həˈrɛdəˌtɛrɪ/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 He·red·i·ta·ry a.
 1. Descended, or capable of descending, from an ancestor to an heir at law; received or passing by inheritance, or that must pass by inheritance; as, an hereditary estate or crown.
 2. Transmitted, or capable of being transmitted, as a constitutional quality or condition from a parent to a child; as, hereditary pride, bravery, disease.
 Syn: -- Ancestral; patrimonial; inheritable.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: tending to occur among members of a family usually by
             heredity; "an inherited disease"; "familial traits";
             "genetically transmitted features" [syn: familial, genetic,
              inherited, transmitted, transmissible]
      2: inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal
         rules) of descent; "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore";
         "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate";
         "transmissible tradition" [syn: ancestral, patrimonial,