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heritage


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heritage  \Her"it*age\,  a.  [OE.  heritage,  eritage  OF  heritage, 
  eritage  F.  h['e]ritage,  fr  h['e]riter  to  inherit,  LL 
  heriditare  See  {Hereditable}.] 
  1.  That  which  is  inherited,  or  passes  from  heir  to  heir; 
  inheritance. 
 
  Part  of  my  heritage,  Which  my  dead  father  did 
  bequeath  to  me  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Script.)  A  possession;  the  Israelites,  as  God's  chosen 
  people;  also  a  flock  under  pastoral  charge.  --Joel  iii. 
  2.  --1  Peter  v.  3. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heritage 
  n  1:  practices  that  are  handed  down  from  the  past  by  tradition; 
  "a  heritage  of  freedom" 
  2:  any  attribute  that  passes  from  parent  to  offspring  [syn:  {inheritance}] 
  3:  a  title  or  property  that  is  inherited  [syn:  {inheritance}] 
  4:  any  acquisition  from  past  generations  [syn:  {inheritance}] 




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