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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Using a modest inheritance from her mother, Ingrid creates a new Instagram account under the name Ingridgoeswest, and relocates to Taylor's LA neighborhood.
Then Schultz's parents died, leaving him a large inheritance.
In the film, Gillies' character plotted to kill her father (duh) in order to get a larger inheritance.
As Indiana Governor, Pence dramatically cut taxes, including zeroing out inheritance taxes and reducing corporate rates from 7.5% to 4.9%.
Even this application has no clear utility, as inheritance of a mutant gene can be avoided with a simpler approach: pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).
How should a South-African-American woman honor her inheritance, and transcend it?
Gene drive works by tinkering with the rules of inheritance, increasing the likelihood a gene will be passed to the next generation.
The death of a parent could open the door to poverty, neglect and abuse or — a happier plot point — inheritance.
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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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