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King James Dictionary

Inheritance

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INHER'ITANCE, n. An estate derived from an ancestor to an heir by succession or in course of law or an estate which the law casts on a child or other person, as the representative of the deceased ancestor.

1. The reception of an estate by hereditary right, or the descent by which an estate or title is cast on the heir as, the heir received the estate by inheritance.
2. The estate or possession which may descend to an heir, though it has not descended.

And Rachel and Leah answered and said, is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house? Genesis 31

3. An estate given or possessed by donation or divine appropriation. Numbers 26
4. That which is possessed or enjoyed.

Ask of me, and I will give thee the heathen for thine inheritance. Psalms 2

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