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heritage

her·it·age

heritage

 
 
pronunciation:
he rih tihj
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is inherited from earlier generations.
This New York City neighborhood celebrates its rich cultural heritage in a festival every year.The historic buildings and landmarks of our city are the heritage of every citizen.
synonyms:
inheritance, legacy, tradition
similar words:
ancestry, birth, bloodline, extraction, heredity, root
definition 2: status or position acquired from membership in a particular family or other group.
With his heritage of wealth and power, he never felt the need to work hard at anything.
synonyms:
birthright
similar words:
birth, due, estate, inheritance, legacy, patrimony, privilege
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