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- hæritage (archaic)
From Old French eritage, heritage, (French héritage), ultimately derived (through suffixation) from Latin hērēs.
heritage (countable and uncountable, plural heritages)
- An inheritance; property that may be inherited.
- A tradition; a practice or set of values that is passed down from preceding generations through families or through institutional memory.
- A birthright; the status acquired by birth, especially of but not exclusive to the firstborn.
- (attributive) Having a certain background, such as growing up with a second language.
- a heritage speaker; a heritage language
- The university requires heritage Spanish students to enroll in a specially designed Spanish program not available to non-heritage students.
- See heir
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