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Definition of Partible Inheritance

(noun) When inheritance is divided more or less equally among children in a family, or all the male children.

Example of Partible Inheritance

  • Sam and Kelly bequeathed the family estate equally among their three children.

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Goldscheider, Frances, and Berna Torr. 2007. “Leaving Home in the Transition to Adulthood.” Pp. 2570-74 in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by G. Ritzer. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

McNamee, Stephen J., and Robert K. Miller, Jr. 2013. The Meritocracy Myth. 3rd ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Cite the Definition of Partible Inheritance

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “partible inheritance.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 20, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/partible-inheritance/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

partible inheritance. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/partible-inheritance/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “partible inheritance.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 20, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/partible-inheritance/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“partible inheritance.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 20 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/partible-inheritance/>.