HyperDic: heritage

English > 4 senses of the word heritage:
NOUNcognitionheritagepractices that are handed down from the past by tradition
attributeheritage, inheritanceany attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors
possessionheritage, inheritancethat which is inherited
actheritage, inheritancehereditary succession to a title or an office or property
heritage > pronunciation
Soundshheh'rahtahjh; hheh'rihtihjh
Rhymesacreage ... wreckage: 85 rhymes with ahjh...
abridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > heritage: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaningpractices that are handed down from the past by tradition.
Example"a heritage of freedom"
Broaderpracticeknowledge of how something is usually done
English > heritage: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningAny attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors.
Example "the world's heritage of knowledge"
Synonyminheritance
NarrowerbackgroundA person's social heritage
birthrightA right or privilege that you are entitled to at birth
birthrightpersonal characteristics / characteristics that are inherited at birth
upbringingProperties acquired during a person's formative years
BroaderattributeAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
Spanishlegado
English > heritage: 4 senses > noun 3, possession
MeaningThat which is inherited; a title / title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner.
Synonyminheritance
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Partsheirloom(law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance
Narroweraccretion(law) an increase / increase / 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)
bequest, legacy(law) a gift of personal property by will
birthright, patrimonyAn inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture)
borough EnglishA former English custom by which the youngest / youngest son inherited land to the exclusion of his older brothers
devise(law) a gift of real property by will
heirloomSomething that has been in a family for generations
primogenitureRight of inheritance belongs exclusively to the eldest son
Broadertransferred property, transferred possessionA possession whose ownership changes or lapses
Spanishherencia, legado, patrimonio
Catalanherència, heretat, llegat, patrimoni
English > heritage: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaninghereditary succession to a title or an office or property.
Synonyminheritance
BroaderacquisitionThe act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
Spanishherencia, legado, patrimonio
Catalanherència, heretatge, llegat, patrimoni

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