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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“Hereditament.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hereditament. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.
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History and Etymology for hereditament
Medieval Latin hereditamentum, from Late Latin hereditare to inherit, from Latin hered-, heres heir
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