Definitions for heritageˈhɛr ɪ tɪdʒ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
her•it•ageˈhɛr ɪ tɪdʒ(n.)
something that comes or belongs to one by reason of birth; inherited lot or portion:
a heritage of democracy.
something reserved for one:
the heritage of the righteous.
Law. property, esp. land, passed on by inheritance. something inherited or inheritable by legal succession.
Origin of heritage:
1175–1225; < MF, =herit(er) to inherit (< LL hērēditāre; see hereditament ) +-age -age
practices that are handed down from the past by tradition
"a heritage of freedom"
any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors
"my only inheritance was my mother's blessing"; "the world's heritage of knowledge"
that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
An inheritance; property that may be inherited.
A tradition; something that can be passed down from preceding generations.
A birthright; the status acquired by birth, especially of but not exclusive to the firstborn.
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.
Origin: héritage, from hereditas.
that which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance
a possession; the Israelites, as God's chosen people; also, a flock under pastoral charge
Translations for heritage
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
things (especially valuable things such as buildings, literature etc) which are passed on from one generation to another
We must all take care to preserve our national heritage.
- ميراث، تُراثArabic
- patrimônioPortuguese (BR)
- das ErbeGerman
- (εθνική) κληρονομιάGreek
- herencia, patrimonioSpanish
- baština, nasljedeCroatian
- erfð, arfur, arfleifðIcelandic
- kulturarv, folkeeieNorwegian
- spuścizna, dziedzictwoPolish
- ميراث ، تركهPashto
- miras, kalıtTurkish
- 遺產Chinese (Trad.)
- спадщина, спадокUkrainian
- di sảnVietnamese
- 遗产Chinese (Simp.)
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