Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- wealth acquired long ago and passed down through the generations, often regarded as conferring privileged status
- a person, family, etc. possessing such wealth
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The inherited wealth of established upper-class families.
- A person, family, or lineage possessing inherited wealth: married old money.