inherit vb[Middle French enheriter to make one an heir, from Late Latin inhereditare , from Latin in- in + hereditas inheritance]
1 : to receive (property) from an estate by operation of the laws of intestacy
: to receive (property) either by will or through intestate succession
2 : succeed
: to take or hold a possession or rights by inheritance
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.