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hereditament

[ her-i-dit-uh-muhnt ]
/ ˌhɛr ɪˈdɪt ə mənt /
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noun Law.
any inheritable estate or interest in property.
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Origin of hereditament

1425–75; late Middle English <Medieval Latin hērēditāmentum, derivative of Late Latin hērēditāre.See hereditable, -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for hereditament

hereditament
/ (ˌhɛrɪˈdɪtəmənt) /

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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