Inherit

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Definition

to inherit: to receive money or possessions from someone after their death (usually family)
verb

an inheritance: money or possessions given by a person after their death
noun
inheritance tax is tax paid to the government on money or property received from a person after their death

Pronunciation examples
UK: I inherited the family business from my father.
US: He spent 4000 dollars of his grandmother's inheritance on alcohol.
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Examples

  • "Apparently, as his chosen heir, I'm going to inherit his estate."
  • "Apparently my grandfather insisted that I be married before receiving the inheritance."
  • "Subject: Inheritance"

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