verb (used without object), in·hered, in·her·ing.

  1. to exist permanently and inseparably in, as a quality, attribute, or element; belong intrinsically; be inherent: the advantages that inhere in a democratic system.


  1. (intr foll by in) to be an inseparable part (of)

1580s, “to exist, have being,” from Latin inhaerere “to stick in or to” (see inherent). Figurative (immaterial) use attested by 1610s (also in Latin). Related: Inhered; inhering.

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