inheriting inheriting  /ɪn ˈhɛ rə tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having the legal right to inherit

Usage(s):

  1. The other progeny is a bit more cunning, inheriting from its parent the gift of never-ending life.
  2. What's clear, though, is that ADHD is highly heritable if one parent has or had the condition, their child has about a 70% chance of inheriting it.
  3. Your risk of inheriting the cancer mutation is low, but if anyone in your immediate family has developed pre-cancerous polyps, it might be worthwhile to pursue genetic testing.

News

  1. UNC coach Larry Fedora talks 2013

    In a recent podcast, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora chats about his team's identity , the difficulties of inheriting a team dealing with NCAA sanctions and what it's like preparing to face South Carolina the first week of the season. He also talked about the reasons behind his decision to reward last year's ineligible team with Coastal Division championship rings. "It was strictly for the ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  2. Doyle Goes Back-to-Back, First Repeat SBS Winner at Oswego in 2013

    ust one week after collecting his first career Oswego Speedway victory, Dalton Doyle got to do it all over again. The final 20-laps of the June 1 Pathfinder Bank SBS main were to be completed on Saturday, with Doyle inheriting the lead after front runners Josh Kerr and Anthony Losurdo crashed before the rains came two weeks ago. Continue reading ? The post Doyle Goes Back-to-Back, First Repeat ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Oswego County Today

  3. Arts council head: After 2 years, return of grants near

    Gail Parsons stepped down as head of the Junction City Arts Council and Kimberly Scaler took over in April, inheriting an organization that, after two years without public funds, is barely getting by.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

Quotes

  1. "It is very difficult to know what we're going to be inheriting," added Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Forbes

  2. "First of all, I suspect that some of those Republican critics have a short memory, because, as I recall, I'm inheriting a $1.3 trillion deficit, annual deficit, from them," responded Mr. Obama. "That would be point number one."
    on Mar 24, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CBS News

  3. "The reality is that the next president will be inheriting a fiscal and economic mess of historic proportions -- the legacy of President Bush's failed policies," said Sen. Kent Conrad (DN.D.), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. "It will...
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Kent Conrad Source: Los Angeles Times

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