heirdom

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

heir +‎ -dom

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Noun[edit]

heirdom ‎(plural heirdoms)

  1. An inheritance or succession.
    • 1829, Edgar Allan Poe, Tamerlane:
      The fever’d diadem on my brow
      I claim’d and won usurpingly —
      Hath not the same fierce heirdom given
      Rome to the Caesar — this to me?

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