Home > P Words > partible inheritance

partible inheritance

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.

Partible Inheritance Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈpɑrdəb(ə)l ɪnˈhɛrɪtəns/
    • British English
      • /ˈpɑːtᵻbl ɪnˈhɛrɪtəns/
  • Syllabification: (par·ti·ble in·her·i·tance)

Usage Notes

Related Quotations

Additional Information

Related Terms


References

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 October 16, 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 October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/partible-inheritance/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“partible inheritance.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/partible-inheritance/>.