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heritage

noun ancestry, bequest, birthright, descent, expectations, future possession, hereditament, hereditas, heredium, heritance, incorporeal hereditament, inheritance, inherited lot, inherited portion, legacy, lineage, patrimony, portion, reversion
Associated concepts: descendants
See also: affinity, ancestry, bequest, birth, birthright, blood, claim, descent, estate, hereditament, inheritance, lineage, origin, right

heritage

in Scotland, property that under the law at the time when the term grew up was inherited by the heir and has come to be called heritable property or heritage. It describes land and buildings as well as other property and is in distinction to moveable property, which is any property corporeal or incorporeal, which in former times passed to the executor as opposed to the heir. Similar to real property in Anglo-American systems.

HERITAGE. By this word is understood, among the civilians, every species of immovable which can be the subject of property, such as lands, houses, orchards, woods, marshes, ponds, &c., in whatever mode they may have been acquired, either by descent or purchase. 3 Toull. 472. It is something that can be inherited. Co. Litt. s. 731.

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They had that burdensome heritage of foreign reminiscence with which so many Americans were saddled; but they carried it more easily than most of their country-people, and one knew they had lived in Europe only by their present exultation, never in the least by their regrets.
It's almost as dear to him as you are to me, son, and it's a wonderful heritage, Bill, a magnificent heritage.
As no other children have been born to any of the newer generations in the intervening years, all hopes of heritage are now centred in the grandson of this man.
Where the real sex feeling begins, timidity and distrust are its companions, heritage from old wicked days when love and violence went often hand in hand.
At Mitylene also, a dispute, which arose concerning a right of heritage, was the beginning of great evils, and a war with the Athenians, in which Paches took their city, for Timophanes, a man of fortune, leaving two daughters, Doxander, who was circumvented in procuring them in marriage for his two sons, began a sedition, and excited the Athenians to attack them, being the host of that state.
Create in us a clean heart and renew a right spirit within us, strengthen us all in Thy faith, fortify our hope, inspire us with true love one for another, arm us with unity of spirit in the righteous defense of the heritage Thou gavest to us and to our fathers, and let not the scepter of the wicked be exalted against the destiny of those Thou hast sanctified.
Handed down through countless ages it had come to her as a heritage and an insignia of her religious office and regal authority from some long-dead progenitor of lost and forgotten Atlantis.
He had now cast from him the last vestige of his loyalty for his employer, and thus freed had determined to use every means within his power to win Professor Maxon's daughter, and with her the heritage of wealth which he knew would be hers should her father, through some unforeseen mishap, meet death before he could return to civilization and alter his will, a contingency which von Horn knew he might have to consider should he marry the girl against her father's wishes, and thus thwart the crazed man's mad, but no less dear project.
With a low cry of mingled rage and indignation Bertrade de Montfort threw herself before the Devil of Torn, and facing the astonished company of king, prince, nobles and soldiers drew herself to her full height, and with all the pride of race and blood that was her right of heritage from a French king on her father's side and an English king on her mother's, she flashed her defiance and contempt in the single word:
Blest with an excellent morning appetite - the delightful heritage of a clean life - he enjoyed his breakfast and thoroughly appreciated his cook's efforts.
I'm American, you see," she persisted, "and our American heritage is a large parcel of business sense.
And you cleanse your eyes in a great brightness, and thrust your shoulders among the stars, doing what all life has done, letting the 'ape and tiger die' and wresting highest heritage from all powers that be.