Inheritable In*her"it*a*ble, a. 1. Capable of being inherited; transmissible or descendible; as, an inheritable estate or title. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. Capable of being transmitted from parent to child; as, inheritable qualities or infirmities. [1913 Webster]

3. [Cf. OF. enheritable, inheritable.] Capable of taking by inheritance, or of receiving by descent; capable of succeeding to, as an heir. [1913 Webster]

By attainder . . . the blood of the person attainted is so corrupted as to be rendered no longer inheritable. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

The eldest daughter of the king is also alone inheritable to the crown on failure of issue male. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

{Inheritable blood}, blood or relationship by which a person becomes qualified to be an heir, or to transmit possessions by inheritance. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • inheritable — in·her·it·able /in her i tə bəl/ adj 1: capable of being inherited 2: capable of taking by inheritance in·her·i·ta·bil·i·ty /in ˌher i tə bi lə tē/ n in·her·it·able·ness n Merriam Webs …   Law dictionary

  • inheritable — [in her′it ə bəl] adj. [ME enheritable < Anglo Fr < OFr] 1. capable of inheriting; having the rights of an heir 2. capable of being inherited inheritability n. inheritableness …   English World dictionary

  • inheritable — adjective Date: 15th century 1. capable of being inherited ; transmissible < an inheritable title > 2. capable of taking by inheritance < the eldest son is inheritable to the crown > • inheritability noun • inheritableness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inheritable — inherit ► VERB (inherited, inheriting) 1) receive (money, property, or a title) as an heir at the death of the previous holder. 2) derive (a quality or characteristic) from one s parents or ancestors. 3) receive or be left with (a situation,… …   English terms dictionary

  • inheritable — inheritability, inheritableness, n. inheritably, adv. /in her i teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being inherited. 2. capable of inheriting; qualified to inherit. [1375 1425; late ME < AF; see IN 2, HERITABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • inheritable — adjective That can be inherited …   Wiktionary

  • inheritable — in·her·it·able in her ət ə bəl adj capable of being transmitted from parent to offspring genetically in·her·it·abil·i·ty .her ət ə bil ət ē n, pl ties …   Medical dictionary

  • inheritable — in her·it·a·ble || ɪn herɪtÉ™bl adj. able to be transferred by inheritance; can be genetically transferred to one s offspring …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inheritable — in·her·it·able …   English syllables

  • inheritable — in•her•it•a•ble [[t]ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) capable of being inherited 2) capable of inheriting; qualified to inherit • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME < AF …   From formal English to slang

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