Definition of Inherent

1. Adjective. Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic. "A constitutional inability to tell the truth"

Exact synonyms: Built-in, Constitutional, Inbuilt, Integral
Similar to: Intrinsic, Intrinsical
Derivative terms: Inhere, Inherence



2. Adjective. In the nature of something though not readily apparent. "An underlying meaning"
Exact synonyms: Implicit In, Underlying
Similar to: Implicit, Inexplicit
Derivative terms: Inhere

Definition of Inherent

1. a. Permanently existing in something; inseparably attached or connected; naturally pertaining to; innate; inalienable; as, polarity is an inherent quality of the magnet; the inherent right of men to life, liberty, and protection.

Definition of Inherent

1. Adjective. naturally a part or consequence of something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inherent

1. existing in something as an essential characteristic [adj]

Medical Definition of Inherent

1. Implanted by nature, intrinsic, innate. Origin: L. Inhaerens = sticking fast This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inherent

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inherences
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inherent (current term)
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Literary usage of Inherent

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1. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"The vice and evil which is inherent in each is the destruction of each; ... If, then, we find any nature which having this inherent corruption cannot be ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1862)
"The Americans increase the mutability of the laws which is inherent in democracy by changing the legislature every year, and by investing it with unbounded ..."

3. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"inherent vice. The carrier is not liable for damage due to the inherent character of ... The distinction between loss from inherent vice or defect and loss ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Public Contracts by James Francis Donnelly (1922)
"inherent Power. The nation and the State being sovereigns have inherent power to contract, but that attribute cannot strictly be said to exist in the ..."

5. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"... inherent in my nature; perhaps, with a sense worthier of me than superstition. It was hard, when I had fastened my hold on him, at last, ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"The courts first above mentioned have an inherent power to define contempts, ... It, therefore, has no inherent power to define contempts, but is limited to ..."

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