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v. inher·ited, inher·iting, inher·its
Biology To receive (a characteristic) from a parent or ancestor by genetic transmission.

in·her′i·tor n.

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Q. Is Autism hereditary? My 3 year old son has been diagnosed with autism last year. I am now pregnant with my second child and am scared that he will too have autism.

A. There is a higher chance that your additional children will have autism too, however its not a given. Be more alert and notice any early signs that your child may develop.

Q. Is Leukemia hereditary? My Grandpa died of Leukemia when he was 50. I am worried that it might be hereditary. Is it?

A. Overall leukemia is not hereditary but there are rare reports of family clusters, that is, more than one case in a family. Therefore, you should consult your Doctor and tell him about your family's medical history.

Q. Is migraine hereditary? If both my parents suffer from migraines does it mean I can't avoid it?

A. Yes, migraines do have a very strong genetic correlation. However, it does not mean that if both your parents have it, you will have it too for 100%. It means only that you have a much higher risk than the regular population, that does not have migraines in their family, to suffer from this condition.

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In The People (1917), Inheritors, and Springs Eternal (1943), she argues convincingly, the idealists resist oppression because they are devoted to democratic concepts much larger than themselves.
A big majority of inheritors in the RBC poll who reported having advance conversations with their benefactors knew in advance the monetary value of the assets they would receive.
By retransmission--the legal inheritor (in own name or by representative) or testamentary inheritor, surviving for a short period to the deceased, obtains the succession of the latter and cumulated with its own, leaves to its own legal or testamentary inheritors (Deak and Popescu, 2013: 73.
Wealth managers and private banks need to ensure they understand not only the needs of their HNW clients, but also those of their family members - future inheritors even if they are less wealthy at the moment.
If the decedent has made a valid will and there are no disputes from the inheritors, then the estate (estate meaning what is left behind by the inheritors) can be distributed.
Summary: B-School students Nupur Bansal and VS Vaidyanathan debate whether or not inheritors make better CEOs than professional executives.
As business dried up, some inheritors and merchants decided to build homes for themselves on top of their stores and live inside the market.
His treasure chests are open, though, for the wealthy to leave tax-free pensions to their inheritors.
The most recent Inheritance in Great Britain 2008/10 report found that a fifth of British inheritors received over three quarters of the overall amount of inheritable wealth from 2008-2010.
The dispute began when one of the inheritors wanted to sell his share of the building.
The original law doesn't deal with the usage of revenues gained through crimes, possessing or funding without clearly stating its sources or seizing the cash received through money laundering through a court from inheritors," he said.
He said that basic faculties of the university would be focused on to promote Arabic as well as Usul Uddin worldwide, while he also held students as the real inheritors of the university, who should focus on their study.