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: heritable property
15th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French, borrowed from Medieval Latin hērēditāmentum, from Late Latin hērēditāre "to leave as an inheritance, inherit, make heir" + Latin -mentum -ment — more at heritage
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: inheritable property
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Medieval Latin hereditamentum, from Late Latin hereditare to inherit, from Latin hered-, heres heir
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