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[her-i-dit-uh-muh nt] /ˌhɛr ɪˈdɪt ə mənt/
noun, Law.
any inheritable estate or interest in property.
Origin of hereditament
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin hērēditāmentum, derivative of Late Latin hērēditāre. See hereditable, -ment Unabridged
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noun (property law)
any kind of property capable of being inherited
property that before 1926 passed to an heir if not otherwise disposed of by will
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Word Origin and History for hereditament

"inherited property," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin hereditamentum, from Latin hereditatem (see heredity).

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