A hereditary ruler; a hereditary peer in the House of Lords.
in-law: Descending by inheritance; transmitted or transmissible into the type of descent by force of law; moving to or held by an heir or heirs: since, a hereditary monarchy, company, or estate; hereditary privileges; hereditary bondage.
Holding by inheritance; deriving from forefathers by power of law, as ranking, social problem, or home: because, a hereditary peer, manager, or bondman.
regarding or caused by successive generation; transmitted in a line of progeny; passing obviously from parent to offspring: as, hereditary descent; a hereditary line; hereditary features, qualities, or conditions.
Native; patrimonial; ancestral: as, one's hereditary residence or profession; a hereditary opinion or bias.
functioning from natal tendency or endowment; having passed down the type or qualifications of; being by force of birth: as, the Bachs were hereditary musicians; the Rothschilds tend to be hereditary financiers.