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heritage

her·it·age

heritage

 
 
pronunciation:
he rih tihj
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is inherited from earlier generations; tradition.
a rich cultural heritage
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.
a heritage of wealth and power
synonyms:
birthright
similar words:
birth, due, estate, inheritance, legacy, patrimony, privilege