- Describes something that is acquired or that must be handed down through inheritance
- Refers to having possession of something, typically property or title, as a result of inheritance
- The family heirloom has been hereditary and passed down for several generations.
- The hereditary nature of the disease means that it can be passed on from parents to their children.
- The title of the land became hereditary after it was handed down from the deceased owner to their children.