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Meaning of HERITAGE

Pronunciation:  'heritij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
  2. [n]  any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors; "my only inheritance was my mother's blessing"; "the world's heritage of knowledge"
  3. [n]  practices that are handed down from the past by tradition; "a heritage of freedom"
  4. [n]  that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner

HERITAGE is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: inheritance, inheritance, inheritance
 See Also: accretion, acquisition, attribute, background, bequest, birthright, birthright, borough English, devise, heirloom, legacy, patrimony, practice, primogeniture, transferred possession, transferred property, upbringing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Her"it*age\, a. [OE. heritage, eritage, OF. heritage,
eritage, F. h['e]ritage, fr. h['e]riter to inherit, LL.
heriditare. See {Hereditable}.]
1. That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir;

         Part of my heritage, Which my dead father did
         bequeath to me.                       --Shak.

2. (Script.) A possession; the Israelites, as God's chosen
   people; also, a flock under pastoral charge. --Joel iii.
   2. --1 Peter v. 3.

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