Synonyms of hereditary in English:


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See Spanish definition of hereditario


1‘in the past, the aristocracy had a hereditary right to elect the king’

inherited, obtained by inheritance
bequeathed, willed, handed-down, passed-down, passed-on, transferred, transmitted
ancestral, family, familial
rare lineal

2‘cystic fibrosis is our most common fatal hereditary disease’

genetic, genetical, congenital, inborn, inherent, inherited, inbred, innate, in the family, in the blood, in the genes