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    hereditary - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hereditary

    Definition
    (adj) occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    Example Sentence
    • an inherited disease
    • familial traits
    • genetically transmitted features
    Definition
    (adj) inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
    Example Sentence
    • ancestral home
    • ancestral lore
    • hereditary monarchy
    • patrimonial estate
    • transmissible tradition
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