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Definition of 'hereditary'

Adjective

  1. tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity; "an inherited disease"; "familial traits"; "genetically transmitted features"
       Synonyms: familial genetic inherited transmitted transmissible
  2. inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate"; "transmissible tradition"
       Synonyms: ancestral patrimonial transmissible


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