heirdom


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

heir·dom

 (âr′dəm)
n.
1. Succession by right of blood; heirship.
2. An inheritance.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

heirdom

(ˈɛədəm)
n
(Law) property law succession by right of blood; inheritance
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in classic literature ?
I have not always been as now: The fever'd diadem on my brow I claim'd and won usurpingly - Hath not the same fierce heirdom given Rome to the Caesar - this to me?
What is the component of Buhari's Abrahamic heirdom and what does he stand to gain therefrom?
It is here that we may see Berman as the ideal descendant of Benjamin--in sharp contradistinction to the pseudo-mystical subjectivities of certain academic trends which also claim heirdom to Benjamin--reflecting the following view expressed in "The Task of the Critic" (1931): "Instead of giving his own opinion, a great critic enables others to form their opinion on the basis of his critical analysis" (Benjamin 548).