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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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