Heritage meaning

hĕrĭ-tĭj
Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.
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Property that is or can be inherited.
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A domesticated animal or a crop of a traditional breed, usually not widely produced for commercial purposes.
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The status acquired by a person through birth; a birthright.

A heritage of affluence and social position.

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The definition of heritage is the background from which one comes, or any sort of inherited property or goods.

An example of heritage is a German ancestry.

An example of heritage is money left to a child in his parent's will.

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A tradition; something that can be passed down from preceding generations.
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A birthright; the status acquired by birth, especially of but not exclusive to the firstborn.
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An inheritance; property that may be inherited.
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Property that is or can be inherited; an inheritance.
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Having a certain background, such as growing up with a second language.

The university requires heritage Spanish students to enroll in a specially designed Spanish program not available to non-heritage students.

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Origin of heritage

  • Middle English from Old French from eritier heir from Medieval Latin hērēditārius from Latin inherited hereditary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French eritage, heritage, (French héritage), from Latin hereditas.

    From Wiktionary