Hereditary vs Dynasty - What's the difference?

hereditary | dynasty |


As nouns the difference between hereditary and dynasty

is that hereditary is a hereditary ruler; a hereditary peer in the house of lords while dynasty is a series of rulers or dynasts from one family.

As an adjective hereditary

is which is passed on as inheritance, by last will or intestate.

hereditary

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • which is passed on as inheritance, by last will or intestate
  • (of a title, honor or right) legally granted to somebody's descendant after that person's death.
  • Duke is a hereditary title which was created in Norman times.
  • (of a person) holding a legally hereditary title or rank
  • hereditary rulers
  • (of a disease or trait) passed from a parent to offspring in the genes
  • ''Haemophilia is hereditary in his family.

    Derived terms

    * hereditariness * hereditarily * hereditary disease * hereditary peer

    Noun

    (hereditaries)
  • A hereditary ruler; a hereditary peer in the House of Lords.
  • See also

    * congenital

    dynasty

    English

    Noun

    (dynasties)
  • A series of rulers or dynasts from one family.
  • Derived terms

    * dynastic * dynastically