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Another word for heritage

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Noun
  1. Something immaterial, as a style or philosophy, that is passed from one generation to another

      1. (Biology) The process of genetic transmission of characteristics from parent or ancestor to offspring.
      2. The action of inheriting something:
      3. Something regarded as a heritage:
      1. An individual who is either an applicant to an educational institution or a matriculated student and is the child of an alumna or alumnus.
      2. Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past:
      3. Money or property given to another by will.
      1. A set of such customs and usages viewed as a coherent body of precedents influencing the present:
      2. A long-established custom or practice having the effect of precedent or unwritten law
      3. The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication:
    See also:

    affect

  2. Any special privilege accorded a firstborn

      1. Something owed since birth, due to inheritance.
      2. A right, possession, or privilege that is one's due by birth.
      3. A right or the rights that a person has because of being born in a certain family, nation, etc.
      1. (Biology) The process of genetic transmission of characteristics from parent or ancestor to offspring.
      2. Something regarded as a heritage:
      3. The action of inheriting something:
      1. An individual who is either an applicant to an educational institution or a matriculated student and is the child of an alumna or alumnus.
      2. Money or property left to someone by a will; bequest
      3. Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past:
      1. An endowment or estate belonging to an institution, especially a church.
      2. Property inherited from one's father or ancestors
      3. An inheritance or legacy; heritage.
    See also:

    owned

Another word for heritage

Noun
  1. Inheritance

      1. Something regarded as a heritage:
      2. The action of inheriting something:
      3. Ownership by virtue of birthright; right to inherit
      1. An inheritance or legacy; heritage.
      2. Property inherited from one's father or ancestors
      3. Anything inherited, as a characteristic or tendency
      1. Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past:
      2. An individual who is either an applicant to an educational institution or a matriculated student and is the child of an alumna or alumnus.
      3. Money or property left to someone by a will; bequest
      1. Something owed since birth, due to inheritance.
      2. A right or the rights that a person has because of being born in a certain family, nation, etc.
      3. A right, possession, or privilege that is one's due by birth.
      1. The condition of being an heir.
      2. The status of being heir to something or someone
      3. Right to inheritance; heirdom.
      1. A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.
      2. Ancestors considered as a group.
      3. Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent.
      1. (Informal) Sort (of person or persons)
      2. Miscellaneous articles sold as one unit:
      3. Used adverbially to mean “to a great degree or extent” or “frequently”:
      1. A turn in the direction of the right hand or side.
      2. What is right, or just, lawful, morally good, proper, correct, etc.
      3. (Baseball, short for) right field
      1. (Archaic) A gift by a man to his bride
      2. The property that a woman brings to her husband at marriage
      3. Money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage.
  2. Tradition

Synonym Study

  • 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