An estate derived from an ancestor to an heir by succession or in course of law; or an estate which the law casts on a child or other person, as the representative of the deceased ancestor.
1. The reception of an estate by hereditary right, or the descent by which an estate or title is cast on the heir; as, the heir received the estate by inheritance.
2. The estate or possession which may descend to an heir, though it has not descended.
3. An estate given or possessed by donation or divine appropriation.
.4. That which is possessed or enjoyed.