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From hērēs (heir) +‎ -tās.



hērēditās f (genitive hērēditātis); third declension

  1. inheritance
  2. hereditary succession
  3. hereditary legacy


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative hērēditās hērēditātēs
Genitive hērēditātis hērēditātum
Dative hērēditātī hērēditātibus
Accusative hērēditātem hērēditātēs
Ablative hērēditāte hērēditātibus
Vocative hērēditās hērēditātēs


See also[edit]


  • hereditas in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • hereditas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hereditas in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to inherit something: hereditate aliquid accipere
    • something has been left as a legacy by some one: hereditate aliquid relictum est ab aliquo
    • I have received a legacy from a person: hereditas ad me or mihi venit ab aliquo (Verr. 2. 1. 10)
    • to take possession of an inheritance: hereditatem adire, cernere
  • hereditas in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hereditas in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin