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heritage

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noun her·i·tage \ˈher-ə-tij, ˈhe-rə-\

Simple Definition of heritage

  • : the traditions, achievements, beliefs, etc., that are part of the history of a group or nation

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of heritage

  1. 1 :  property that descends to an heir

  2. 2 a :  something transmitted by or acquired from a predecessor :  legacy, inheritance b :  tradition

  3. 3 :  something possessed as a result of one's natural situation or birth :  birthright <the nation's heritage of tolerance>

Examples of heritage in a sentence

  1. <hospitality is a cherished Southern heritage>

  2. <this farm is my heritage from my father, as it was for him from his father>



Origin and Etymology of heritage

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from heriter to inherit, from Late Latin hereditare, from Latin hered-, heres heir — more at heir


First Known Use: 13th century


HERITAGE Defined for Kids

heritage

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noun her·i·tage \ˈher-ə-tij\

Definition of heritage for Students

  1. :  the traditions, achievements, and beliefs that are part of the history of a group of people





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