Examples of inheritance in a Sentence
She began her own business with the inheritance she got from her grandfather.
He left sizable inheritances to his children.
The buildings are part of the city's architectural inheritance.
the inheritance of an estate
the inheritance of a genetic trait
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All real-estate transactions and inheritances must be registered with the regime, giving it another advantage in the power struggle.
Of the 64 billionaires, 58 are stewards of an inheritance.
Cornelia Vanderbilt, George and Edith’s only child, could stand to live in her inheritance for only seven years before the debts and the boredom crushed her.
Prove your brotherhood first, and then ask for your inheritance.
Crystal reportedly will not receive any inheritance from Hefner's estate.
Lewis reportedly left his estate to his widow, SanDee Pitnick, and their 25-year-old daughter, Danielle, is next in line for the inheritance.
Of course, Americans came into their best inheritance only after some of the shabbiest dynamics of their political system played out.
That said, many financial advisers say an event in someone's life—like an inheritance from Grandma—is often what leads people to their offices.
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First Known Use of inheritance
Financial Definition of INHERITANCE
What It Is
An inheritance includes those assets of an estate that are bequeathed, in whole or in part, to specific heirs.
How It Works
The assets that comprise an estate are customarily transferred to individuals specified by name or relationship (e.g. "Howard Jones, III or "grandchild") in the will of the deceased. In the absence of a will, estate assets are transferred according to laws that protect the assets of the deceased (generally passing them to descendants in a specific order). Once transferred, an inheritance is heavily taxed.
For example, Jim's estate is worth $10,000. His will specifies that his son and daughter each receive $5000. Following Jim's death, the son and daughter each receive $5000. This is their inheritance.
Why It Matters
An inheritance represents the material legacy an individual leaves behind after his death. In addition to the family dynamics involved in the transfer of an inheritance, there are significant tax implications for the inheritors depending on their circumstances and on the value of assets received.
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legal Definition of inheritance
- increasing the son's potential inheritance under [the] will
- —Lesnick v. Lesnick, 577 So. 2d 856 (1991)
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