heritage

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Heritage \Her"it*age\, adjective [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; inheritance.

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

heritage

noun

1: practices that are handed down from the past by tradition; "a heritage of freedom"

2: any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors; "my only inheritance was my mother's blessing"; "the world's heritage of knowledge" [syn: {inheritance}, {heritage}]

3: that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner [syn: {inheritance}, {heritage}]

4: hereditary succession to a title or an office or property [syn: {inheritance}, {heritage}]


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