What is another word for inheritance?

Pronunciation: [ɪnhˈɛɹɪtəns] (IPA)

Inheritance, typically understood as the transfer of property, wealth, or titles from a deceased person to their heirs, can be expressed in a variety of different ways. Some common synonyms include legacy, bequest, endowment, gift, grant, and patrimony. Each term comes with its own nuances and connotations. For instance, a legacy may refer to a sum of money or valuable item left to someone, while a patrimony tends to refer more broadly to a family's inherited property. Conversely, a grant or endowment may be used to describe a donation or gift given to an individual or organization during their lifetime. Regardless of the term used, inheritance often carries significant emotional and financial weight.

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Usage examples for Inheritance

Mary Ballard came to the door from the tea table where she had been arranging her little set of delicate china, her one rare treasure and inheritance.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
Any one must see that if he did want to make away with his inheritance, that he could have obtained ten, twenty times that sum amongst the tribe of Merl.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
Never had she appreciated the stubborn inheritance of her own will till she measured herself against it in this struggle.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee

Famous quotes with Inheritance

  • The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
    Orlando A. Battista
  • All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them of how heavy their inheritance is.
    Harold Bloom
  • The stream of time sweeps away errors, and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.
    Georg Brandes
  • Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
    Karel Capek
  • Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance.
    Albert Claude

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