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noun British English pronunciation: inheritance /ɪnˈherɪt(ə)ns/ 
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singularinheritance
pluralinheritances

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  1. 1
    [countable] property or money that you receive from someone when they die

    advice for people who have recently received an inheritance

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the process of inheriting money or property

      French laws of inheritance

      the inheritance of property

  2. 2
    [countable] something that you receive from your parents or from people who lived before you

    The three countries shared a common linguistic and religious inheritance.

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