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  Definition of Heritage
  1. hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
  2. any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors; "my only inheritance was my mother''s blessing"; "the world''s heritage of knowledge"
  3. practices that are handed down from the past by tradition; "a heritage of freedom"
  4. that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
Similar Words: inheritance

 

Hyponyms: birthright, background, upbringing, primogeniture, borough English, accretion, bequest, legacy, patrimony, devise, heirloom

 

Derivational Morphology: inherit, come into

 

 
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