Heritage



[her-i-tij] /ˈhɛr ɪ tɪdʒ/

noun
1.
something that comes or belongs to one by reason of birth; an inherited lot or portion:
a heritage of poverty and suffering; a national heritage of honor, pride, and courage.
2.
something reserved for one:
the heritage of the righteous.
3.
Law.

/ˈhɛrɪtɪdʒ/
noun
1.
something inherited at birth, such as personal characteristics, status, and possessions
2.
anything that has been transmitted from the past or handed down by tradition
3.

4.
something that is reserved for a particular person or group or the outcome of an action, way of life, etc: the sea was their heritage, the heritage of violence
5.
(law) any property, esp land, that by law has descended or may descend to an heir
6.
(Bible)

n.

c.1200, “that which may be inherited,” from Old French iritage, eritage, heritage, from heriter “inherit,” from Late Latin hereditare, ultimately from Latin heres (genitive heredis) “heir” (see heredity).

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