display | more...

In*her"it*a*ble (?), a.


Capable of being inherited; transmissible or descendible; as, an inheritable estate or title.



Capable of being transmitted from parent to child; as, inheritable qualities or infirmities.

3. [Cf. OF. enheritable, inheritable.]

Capable of taking by inheritance, or of receiving by descent; capable of succeeding to, as an heir.

By attainder . . . the blood of the person attainted is so corrupted as to be rendered no longer inheritable. Blackstone.

The eldest daughter of the king is also alone inheritable to the crown on failure of issue male. Blackstone.

Inheritable blood, blood or relationship by which a person becomes qualified to be an heir, or to transmit possessions by inheritance.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.