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1Existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.‘any form of mountaineering has its inherent dangers’‘the symbolism inherent in all folk tales’
intrinsic, innate, immanent, built-in, inborn, ingrained, deep-rootedView synonyms
- ‘There are many things in life which have inherent dangers.’
- ‘The town had been built on the large stone shelf specifically for the inherent natural defensive properties of the surroundings.’
- ‘There are some dangers inherent in the consolidation of our intelligence structure.’
- ‘In fact, his paintings still contained many of the disturbing characteristics inherent in his wartime work.’
- ‘The right to exclude non-citizens is an inherent attribute of sovereignty, but the scope of the exclusion is a matter of policy.’
- ‘A good art critic is able to bring up for discussion the issues and implications that are inherent in a film, book, or album.’
- ‘As social creatures, our need for human interaction is essential and inherent.’
- ‘We suggest that there may also be a class dimension inherent in this characterization.’
- ‘It is true to say that the inherent risks of injury from rare and random causes arises in every surgical procedure.’
- ‘Elective dictatorship is a danger inherent in our system.’
- ‘The authors point out that this vulnerability is an inherent part of the existing system.’
- ‘One of the characteristics inherent in African elections is voter apathy.’
- ‘This demonstrates the inherent uncertainty within certain areas of the criminal law.’
- ‘The constituents of divine knowledge essentially represent the inherent divinity of man.’
- ‘So one cannot say that it is inherent in the nature of the tax power that there will be discrimination.’
- ‘While these patterns are not inherent or permanent, they are certainly not easy to do away with.’
- ‘I have always been conscious of the inherent dangers to our natural world from our industry.’
- ‘Thirdly, the inherent weaknesses of using existing census data are readily admitted by health economists.’
- ‘You may question his characters' motivation, but never doubt their sincerity or inherent goodness.’
- ‘Evil is inherent, an essential trait, that determines how you will act in the world.’
- 1.1Law Vested in (someone) as a right or privilege.‘the president's inherent foreign affairs power’
- ‘I just query whether that is so in view of the inherent power of the Court.’
- ‘It does not indicate that the court has an inherent power to enlarge a statutory time limit.’
- ‘This, as it seems to me, neatly encapsulates the balance which is inherent in the Tribunal's task under the Act.’
- ‘In my opinion, this is not a matter falling within my inherent jurisdiction as a superior court judge.’
- ‘I would regard them as powers which are inherent in its jurisdiction.’
Late 16th century: from Latin inhaerent- ‘sticking to’, from the verb inhaerere, from in- ‘in, towards’ + haerere ‘to stick’.
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