Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Property that can be inherited.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In law, any species of property that may be inherited; lands, tenements, or anything corporeal or incorporeal, real, personal, or mixed, that may descend to an heir in the strict sense (see heir, 1); inheritable property, as distinguished from property which necessarily terminates with the life of the owner, and, according to some writers, as distinguished in modern times from personal assets which go to the executor or administrator instead of the heir.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Law) Any species of property that may be inherited; lands, tenements, anything corporeal or incorporeal, real, personal, or mixed, that may descend to an heir.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law Property which can be inherited.
  • noun Inheritance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any property (real or personal or mixed) that can be inherited

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin hērēditāmentum, from Late Latin hērēditāre, to inherit, from Latin hērēs, hērēd-, heir; see ghē- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From mediaeval Latin hērēditāmentum, from late Latin hērēditō ("to inherit"), from hērēdem ("heir").

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