from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Legacy-hunting.


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  • Legacy-hunting. "1855 MILMAN Lat. Chr. I. ii. (1864) I. 91 Heredipety or legacy hunting is inveighed against, in the clergy especially, as by the older Satirists. 1855 MILMAN Lat. Chr. III. v. II. 29 (1864) Already heredipety, seeking inheritances by undue means, is branded as an ecclesiastical vice." --from OED Online

    February 5, 2008