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heritage (n.)

c. 1200, "that which may be inherited," from Old French iritage, eritage, heritage "heir; inheritance, ancestral estate, heirloom," from heriter "inherit," from Late Latin hereditare, ultimately from Latin heres (genitive heredis) "heir" (see heredity). Meaning "condition or state transmitted from ancestors" is from 1620s.

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Definitions of heritage from WordNet

heritage (n.)
practices that are handed down from the past by tradition;
a heritage of freedom
heritage (n.)
any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors;
the world's heritage of knowledge
Synonyms: inheritance
heritage (n.)
that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner;
Synonyms: inheritance
heritage (n.)
hereditary succession to a title or an office or property;
Synonyms: inheritance
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