any inheritable estate or interest in property.
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How to use hereditament in a sentence
In this country, on the other hand, we confine the hereditament to property, abrogating it in the case of rank and power.Charles I | Jacob Abbott
The word "inheritance" was used for hereditament, the former being merely the French form, the latter the Latin.
He concluded that it must be an ancestral hereditament from Athens, Ohio.By Advice of Counsel | Arthur Train
The hereditament of a Peer: also rank of a Peer; a list of the Peers.The Handbook to English Heraldry | Charles Boutell
A franchise is an incorporeal hereditament, and arises either from royal grants or from prescription which presupposes a grant.
British Dictionary definitions for hereditament
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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