Hereditary

Definition of Hereditary

He`red´i`ta`ry
a.1.Descended, or capable of descending, from an ancestor to an heir at law; received or passing by inheritance, or that must pass by inheritance; as, an hereditary estate or crown.
2.Transmitted, or capable of being transmitted, as a constitutional quality or condition from a parent to a child; as, hereditary pride, bravery, disease.

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ancestral, atavistic, bequeathed, bodily, born, coeval, congenital, connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, genetic, genic, handed down, heritable, in the blood, inborn, inbred, incarnate, indigenous, inheritable, inherited, innate, instinctive, instinctual, matroclinous, native, native to, natural, natural to, organic, patrimonial, patroclinous, physical, plasmatic, plasmic, primal, protoplasmic, temperamental, traditional, transferable, transmissible, willed
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