Inherent

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Etymology

Latin inhaerent-, inhaerens, present participle of inhaerēre - to stick in or to adhere to

Definition

  • 1. involved in the constitution or essential character of something : belonging by nature or habit : intrinsic <risks inherent in the venture>
  • 2. Sticking in; fixed, situated, or contained in something (in physical sense). Const. in, rarely to. Now rare
  • 3. figurative. Cleaving fast, remaining, or abiding in some thing or person; permanently indwelling. Now rare

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