Definition of Heritage

1. Noun. Practices that are handed down from the past by tradition. "A heritage of freedom"

Generic synonyms: Practice



2. Noun. Any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors. "The world's heritage of knowledge"
Exact synonyms: Inheritance
Generic synonyms: Attribute
Specialized synonyms: Birthright, Background, Birthright, Upbringing

3. Noun. That which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner.
Exact synonyms: Inheritance
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Transferred Possession, Transferred Property
Specialized synonyms: Primogeniture, Borough English, Accretion, Bequest, Legacy, Birthright, Patrimony, Devise, Heirloom
Terms within: Heirloom

4. Noun. Hereditary succession to a title or an office or property.
Exact synonyms: Inheritance
Generic synonyms: Acquisition
Derivative terms: Inherit

Definition of Heritage

1. a. That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance.

Definition of Heritage

1. Noun. An inheritance; property that may be inherited. ¹

2. Noun. A tradition; something that can be passed down from preceding generations. ¹

3. Noun. A birthright; the status acquired by birth, especially of but not exclusive to the firstborn. ¹

4. Noun. (context: attributive) Having a certain background, such as growing up with a second language. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heritage

1. something that is inherited [n -S]

Medical Definition of Heritage

1. 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. A possession; the Israelites, as God's chosen people; also, a flock under pastoral charge. (Joel III. 2) (1 Peter v. 3) Origin: OE. Heritage, eritage, OF. Heritage, eritage, F. Heritage, fr. Heriter to inherit, LL. Heriditare. See Hereditable. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heritage

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heritage (current term)
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Literary usage of Heritage

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1. Songs of Three Centuries by John Greenleaf Whittier (1879)
"Stout muscles and a sinewy heart, A hardy frame, a hardier spirit; King of two hands, he does his part In every useful toil and art; A heritage, it seems to ..."

2. The Poets and Poetry of America by Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1856)
"THE heritage. THE rich man's son inherits lands, And piles of brick, and stone, and gold, ... And wearies in his easy chair ; A heritage, it seems to me, ..."

3. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"Job 20:29. and the heritage appointed unto him 27:13. and the heritage of ... 1. heathen are come into thine inheritance i : รด.uiid afflict thine heritage. ..."

4. McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey (1907)
"THE heritage. James Russell Lowell (b. 1819, d. 1891) was born in Cambridge, Mass., and was graduated from Harvard College. He entered the profession of law ..."

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