hereditament

noun
her·​e·​dit·​a·​ment | \ ˌher-ə-ˈdi-tə-mənt How to pronounce hereditament (audio) \

Definition of hereditament

: heritable property

First Known Use of hereditament

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hereditament

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 14 Jul. 2020.

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hereditament

noun
her·​e·​dit·​a·​ment | \ ˌher-ə-ˈdi-tə-mənt How to pronounce hereditament (audio) \

Legal Definition of hereditament

: inheritable property

History and Etymology for hereditament

Medieval Latin hereditamentum, from Late Latin hereditare to inherit, from Latin hered-, heres heir

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