noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from heriter to inherit, from Late Latin hereditare, from Latin hered-, heres heir — more at heir Date: 13th century 1. property that descends to an heir 2. a. something transmitted by or acquired from a predecessor ; legacy, inheritance b. tradition 3. something possessed as a result of one's natural situation or birth ; birthright <
the nation's heritage of tolerance

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  • Heritage — refers to something which is inherited from one s ancestors. It has several different senses, including:* Cultural heritage, a nation s historic monuments, museum collections, etc. * Natural heritage, a nation s fauna and flora, natural resources …   Wikipedia

  • heritage — Heritage, m. penac. combien qu il vienne de Haereditas, ou de Haeredium, vocables Latins (dont l un, comme dit Julien Juriscons. au tiltre De Reg. iuris. Est la succession en tous les droicts, noms, raisons, et actions que le trespassé avoit en… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Heritage — студийный альбом Opeth …   Википедия

  • Heritage — Héritage Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.  Pour l’article homonyme, voir L Héritage.  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • heritage — Heritage. s. m. Les biens d une succession, les biens dont on herite. C est l heritage de ses peres. renoncer à un heritage. recueillir un heritage. Il s employe aussi au figuré. Il a herité de la goutte de son pere, c est un meschant heritage.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Heritage — Álbum de Opeth Publicación 16 de Septiembre de 2011[1] Grabación 31 de enero de 2011 ? Género(s) …   Wikipedia Español

  • heritage — heritage, inheritance, patrimony, birthright denote something which one receives or is entitled to receive by succession (as from a parent or predecessor). Heritage is the most widely applicable of these words, for it may apply to anything (as a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Heritage — Her it*age, a. [OE. heritage, eritage, OF. heritage, eritage, F. h[ e]ritage, fr. h[ e]riter to inherit, LL. heriditare. See {Hereditable}.] 1. That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance. [1913 Webster] Part of my heritage …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heritage — I noun ancestry, bequest, birthright, descent, expectations, future possession, hereditament, heredltas, heredium, heritance, incorporeal hereditament, inheritance, inherited lot, inherited portion, legacy, lineage, patrimonium, patrimony,… …   Law dictionary

  • heritage — [her′ə tij] n. [ME < OFr < heriter < LL(Ec) hereditare, to inherit < L hereditas: see HEREDITY] 1. property that is or can be inherited 2. a) something handed down from one s ancestors or the past, as a characteristic, a culture,… …   English World dictionary

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