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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.
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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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We often hear about the importance of cultural heritage. But what is cultural heritage?
"Heritage" is something that is inherited, passed down from previous generations.
Whether it is managing an existing site or planning a strategic change or development, heritage tourism requires strategic planning with requisite considerations of tourists' social-psychological needs and perceptions to drive the planning and management of heritage tourisms (Poria et al.
In addressing the question, the paper challenges the supply-centric view of heritage tourism as a site-driven activity to propose a demand-centric ideographic view of heritage tourism as a tourist-driven activity.
The minister attributed the success of the nomination of Okavango Delta for inclusion into the World Heritage List to the African World Heritage Fund, the World Heritage Centre, International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) and ICOMOS.
"Such organisations helped us by organising training programmes for heritage professionals in Africa for the development of the nomination dossier with the aim of increasing the number of world heritage sites in Africa," the minister added.
"I am happy that the sides are launching partnership in protecting intangible cultural heritage field today.
Results and discussions in this paper were extracted from the perspective of Malay cultural heritage practitioners.
To sustain Malay cultural heritage product from economic perspectives:
However, now is the time for some new thinking about the definition of heritage in Wales, what is it, who values it and why?
While Australia professes to be pushing for improvements to the Convention and its operations, through its participation in and now as Chair of the World Heritage Committee, the reality is somewhat different.

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