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

 in·her·it /ɪnˈhɛrət/

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

 in·her·it /ɪnˈhɛrət/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·her·it v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inherited; p. pr. & vb. n. Inheriting.]
 1. Law 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.
 2. 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
    Prince Harry is valiant; for the cold blood he did naturally inherit of his father he hath . . . manured . . . with good store of fertile sherris.   --Shak.
 3. To come into possession of; to possess; to own; to enjoy as a possession.
    But the meek shall inherit the earth.   --Ps. xxxvii. 11.
 To bury so much gold under a tree,
 And never after to inherit it.   --Shak.
 4. To put in possession of. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·her·it v. i. To take or hold a possession, property, estate, or rights by inheritance.
    Thou shalt not inherit our father's house.   --Judg. xi. 2.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: obtain from someone after their death; "I inherited a castle
           from my French grandparents" [syn: come into]
      2: receive from a predecessor; "The new chairman inherited many
         problems from the previous chair"
      3: receive by genetic transmission; "I inherited my good
         eyesight from my mother"