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English adjective: hereditary

1. hereditary occurring among members of a family usually by heredity

SamplesAn inherited disease.
Familial traits.
Genetically transmitted features.

Synonymsfamilial, genetic, inherited, transmissible, transmitted

Similarheritable, inheritable

Antonymsnonheritable, noninheritable

2. hereditary inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent

SamplesAncestral home.
Ancestral lore.
Hereditary monarchy.
Patrimonial estate.
Transmissible tradition.

Synonymsancestral, patrimonial, transmissible

Similarheritable, inheritable

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

Antonymsnonheritable, noninheritable

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