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Property that can be inherited.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin hērēditāmentum, from Late Latin hērēditāre, to inherit, from Latin hērēs, hērēd-, heir; see ghē- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Law) any kind of property capable of being inherited
2. (Law) property that before 1926 passed to an heir if not otherwise disposed of by will
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(ˌhɛr ɪˈdɪt ə mənt)

n. Law.
any inheritable estate or interest in property.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin hērēditāmentum, derivative of Late Latin hērēditāre to inherit, derivative of Latin hērēs, s. hērēd- heir. See -ment]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hereditament - any property (real or personal or mixed) that can be inherited
belongings, property, holding - something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";
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