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Heritage

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Heritage

1. That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance. Part of my heritage, Which my dead father did bequeath to me. (Shak)

2. A possession; the Israelites, as gods chosen people; also, a flock under pastoral charge. (Joel III. 2) (1 peter v. 3)

Origin: oe. Heritage, eritage, OF. Heritage, eritage, f. Heritage, fr. Heriter to inherit, LL. Heriditare. See Hereditable. Any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors; my only inheritance was my mothers blessing; the worlds heritage of knowledge.