From mediaeval Latin hērēditāmentum, from late Latin hērēditō (“to inherit”), from hērēdem (“heir”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /hɪˈɹɛdɪtəmənt/, /hɛɹɪˈdɪtəmənt/
hereditament (plural hereditaments)
- (law) Property which can be inherited.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1979, p. 25:
- the captain [...] had been greatly enamoured; that is to say, of Mr Allworthy's house and gardens, and of his lands, tenements, and hereditaments [...].