from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Inherited wealth.
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- noun idiomatic
Wealthpassed down or inherited.
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- noun the inherited wealth of established upper-class families
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From the phrase born with a silver spoon in one's mouth, wealthy from birth.]
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