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 for inherited
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inherit \In*her"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inherited; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Inheriting.] [OE. enheriten to inherit, to give a
     heritage to, OF. enheriter to appoint as an heir, L.
     inhereditare; pref. in- in + hereditare to inherit, fr. heres
     heir. See Heir.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Law) To take by descent from an ancestor; to take by
        inheritance; to take as heir on the death of an ancestor
        or other person to whose estate one succeeds; to receive
        as a right or title descendible by law from an ancestor at
        his decease; as, the heir inherits the land or real estate
        of his father; the eldest son of a nobleman inherits his
        father's title; the eldest son of a king inherits the
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To receive or take by birth; to have by nature; to derive
        or acquire from ancestors, as mental or physical
        qualities, genes, or genetic traits; as, he inherits a
        strong constitution, a tendency to disease, etc.; to
        inherit hemophilia
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
              Prince Harry is valiant; for the cold blood he did
              naturally inherit of his father he hath . . .
              manured . . . with good store of fertile sherris.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To come into possession of; to possess; to own; to enjoy
        as a possession.
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              But the meek shall inherit the earth. --Ps. xxxvii.
        [1913 Webster]
              To bury so much gold under a tree,
              And never after to inherit it.        --Shak.
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     4. To put in possession of. [R.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  inherited \inherited\ adj. (Genetics)
     tending to occur among members of a family usually by
     heredity; as, an inherited disease.
     Syn: familial, genetic, hereditary, transmitted,
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: occurring among members of a family usually by heredity;
             "an inherited disease"; "familial traits"; "genetically
             transmitted features" [syn: familial, genetic,
             hereditary, inherited, transmitted,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "inherited":
     atavistic, bodily, born, coeval, congenital, connatal, connate,
     connatural, constitutional, genetic, genic, hereditary,
     in the blood, inborn, inbred, incarnate, indigenous, innate,
     instinctive, instinctual, matroclinous, native, native to, natural,
     natural to, organic, patrimonial, patroclinous, physical, primal,
     temperamental, unacquired

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