Heritage can refer to practices or characteristics that are passed down through the years, from one generation to the next. Researching your family tree would help you gain a sense of your personal heritage.
Heritage is often used to discuss a cultural aspect or tradition that has been passed down through generations. For example, one might speak of an area’s "rich musical heritage.” Heritage can also refer to a person's ethnic or cultural background. In a legal sense, heritage is property that you inherit, like a silver teapot your great aunt Sally left to you.
n that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
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right of inheritance belongs exclusively to the eldest son
a former English custom by which the youngest son inherited land to the exclusion of his older brothers
(law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance)
(law) a gift of personal property by will
an inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture)
(law) a gift of real property by will
something that has been in a family for generations
n any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors
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personal characteristics that are inherited at birth
a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
a right or privilege that you are entitled to at birth
properties acquired during a person's formative years
breeding, education, training
the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
nurture, raising, rearing
the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
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an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity