heirloom Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun (law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance
noun something that has been in a family for generations
Any furniture, movable, or personal chattel, which by law or special custom descends to the heir along with the inheritance; any piece of personal property that has been in a family for several generations.
Woe to him whose daring hand profanes The honored heirlooms of his ancestors. Moir.