• (British) IPA: /ɪnˈhɪə/

inhere (inheres, present participle inhering; past and past participle inhered)

  1. to be inherent; to be an essential or intrinsic part of; to be fixed or permanently incorporated with something
    • 2001, Will Self, Feeding Frenzy:
      We had already been claimed by the split infinitives of Star Trek, were already preparing to boldly go into a world where ethics, so far from inhering in the very structure of the cosmos, was a matter of personal taste [...].
    • 2009, John Kraemer & Larry Gostin, The Guardian, 5 Jan 2009:
      Sovereignty should inhere in the people and not the government, so governments forfeit sovereignty when they commit crimes against humanity.
Related terms Translations
  • French: être inhérent à
  • Portuguese: inerir
  • Russian: принадлежа́ть
  • Spanish: ser inherente

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