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heirdom

[ air-duhm ]
/ ˈɛər dəm /
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noun

heirship; inheritance.

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Origin of heirdom

First recorded in 1590–1600; heir + -dom
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Example sentences from the Web for heirdom

  • He would be no mean prize: with his good looks, his excellent position, and his presumptive heirdom to Ashlydyat.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat|Mrs. Henry Wood

British Dictionary definitions for heirdom

heirdom
/ (ˈɛədəm) /

noun

property law succession by right of blood; inheritance
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