Part of speech:
The definition of inheritance is something passed down from your parents to you, or the act of receiving something passed down from your parents.
Family descent or lineage
A set of such customs and usages viewed as a coherent body of precedents influencing the present:
The values and goals of a particular business, esp. a large corporation, as reflected in its management style, employee morale, levels of productivity and efficiency, etc.
A right or the rights that a person has because of being born in a certain family, nation, etc.
The determination or choice so made:
The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior:
Any property that can be inherited
Property inherited from one's father or ancestors
Regularity and orderliness in action, thought, or expression; system in doing things or handling ideas
An organism as a whole, especially with regard to its vital processes or functions:
Any special privilege accorded a firstborn
The condition of being an heir.
Habitual patronage, as of a store:
A grant by will of personal property or of money.
The definition of a dowry is the property and wealth a woman brings to a marriage in some cultures or in historic times, or a natural talent or gift.
Funds or property donated to an institution, individual, or group as a source of income.
Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
An equitable portion:
The definition of a convention is a meeting or assembly of people who share a common interest or a convention is a method, practice, rule or custom.
- Birthright applies to the rights one has because of being born in a certain family, nation, etc.
- Patrimony strictly refers to an estate inherited from one's father, but it is also used of anything passed on from an ancestor
- Inheritance applies to property, a characteristic, etc. passed on to an heir
- Heritage , the most general of these words, applies either to property passed on to an heir, or to a tradition, culture, etc. passed on to a later generation our heritage of freedom
Find another word for heritage. In this page you can discover 34 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for heritage, like: inheritance, ancestry, tradition, right, culture, birthright, lot, fashion, patrimonial, hereditament and possession.