Heritage Definition

hĕrĭ-tĭj
noun
Property that is or can be inherited.
Webster's New World
Something handed down from one's ancestors or the past, as a characteristic, a culture, tradition, etc.
Webster's New World
The rights, burdens, or status resulting from being born in a certain time or place; birthright.
Webster's New World
A domesticated animal or a crop of a traditional breed, usually not widely produced for commercial purposes.
American Heritage
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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Other Word Forms of Heritage

Noun

Singular:
heritage
Plural:
heritages

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

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