- v obtain from someone after their death
I inherited a castle from my French grandparents
- v receive from a predecessor
The new chairman inherited many problems from the previous chair
- v receive by genetic transmission
I inherited my good eyesight from my mother
- s occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
an inherited disease
- In 1993 the debate grew fiercer after researchers announced a study linking some male homosexuality to genes inherited from the mother.
- A new study shows that key characteristics may be inherited.
- Cari, for instance, has one normal X chromosome (with 24 repeats), inherited from her mother, and another with an abnormal 85 repeats, inherited from her father, who has 89 repeats.
- Barack Obama in Washington Post
The budget proposal "reflects the stark reality of what we've inherited: a trillion-dollar deficit, a financial crisis and a costly recession," Obama said.
- George Osborne in The Press Association
He pulled no punches about the state he said the last government left the economy in, saying: "This is an emergency Budget, so let me speak plainly about the emergency that we face. The coalition Government has inherited from its predecessor the...
- Lawrence Summers in International Herald Tribune
It can't all be private capital ...... not given the size of the financial mess we have inherited,Summers said in an interview on Fox News Sunday.