hereditary

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hereditary

1. of, relating to, or denoting factors that can be transmitted genetically from one generation to another
2. Law
a. descending or capable of descending to succeeding generations by inheritance
b. transmitted or transmissible according to established rules of descent
3. Maths Logic
a. (of a set) containing all those elements which have a given relation to any element of the set
b. (of a property) transferred by the given relation, so that if x has the property P and xRy, then y also has the property P
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Nevertheless, the author emphasizes that delinquent actions are determined by multiple, interrelated factors and that, therefore, the cause of child delinquency cannot be exclusively attributed to hereditariness.