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From Old French eritage, heritage, (French héritage), from Latin hereditas.


heritage (usually uncountable, plural heritages)

  1. An inheritance; property that may be inherited.
  2. A tradition; something that can be passed down from preceding generations.
  3. A birthright; the status acquired by birth, especially of but not exclusive to the firstborn.
  4. (attributive) Having a certain background, such as growing up with a second language.
    The university requires heritage Spanish students to enroll in a specially designed Spanish program not available to non-heritage students.


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