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Webster 1913 Edition


Heritable

Her′it-a-ble

,
Adj.
[OF.
héritable
. See
Heritage
,
Hereditable
.]
1.
Capable of being inherited or of passing by inheritance; inheritable.
2.
Capable of inheriting or receiving by inheritance.
This son shall be legitimate and
heritable
.
Sir M. Hale.
Heritable rights
(Scots Law)
,
rights of the heir; rights to land or whatever may be intimately connected with land; realty.
Jacob (Law Dict.).

Webster 1828 Edition


Heritable

HER'ITABLE

,
Adj.
[from the root of heir, L. haeres.]
1.
Capable of inheriting, or taking by descent.
By the canon law this son shall be legitimate and heritable.
2.
That may be inherited. [This is the true sense.]
3.
Annexed to estates of inheritance. In Scot's law, heritable rights are all rights that affect lands or other immovables.

Definition 2022


heritable

heritable

See also: héritable

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heritable (not comparable)

  1. able to be inherited, passed from parents to their children
    • 1791: Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man
      All hereditary government is in its nature tyranny. An heritable crown, or an heritable throne, or by what other fanciful name such things may be called, have no other significant explanation than that mankind are heritable property.
    • 1909: Albert Charles Seward, Darwin and Modern Science
      But if we consider that all heritable variations must have their roots in the germ-plasm, and further, that when personal selection does not intervene, ...

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