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heritage Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun practices that are handed down from the past by tradition
    • a heritage of freedom
  2. noun any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors
    inheritance.
    • my only inheritance was my mother's blessing
    • the world's heritage of knowledge
  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
    inheritance.
  4. noun hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
    inheritance.
WordNet

Her"it*age adjective
Etymology
OE. heritage, eritage, OF. heritage, eritage, F. héritage, fr. hériter to inherit, LL. heriditare. See Hereditable.
Definitions
  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.

Webster 1913