Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To acquire by inheritance.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To take by inheritance; to take as heir on the death of the ancestor. Warren v. Prescott, 84 Me. 483, 24 Atl. 948, 17 L. R. A. 435, 30 Am. St. Rep. 370; McArthur v. Scott, 113 U. S. 340, 5 Sup. Ct. 652, 28 In Ed. 1015. "To inherit to" a person is a common expression in the books. 2 Bl. Comm. 254, 255; 3 Coke, 41.