- something that has been or may be inherited by legal descent or succession.
- any property, especially land, that devolves by right of inheritance.
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While inheritance and heritage may seem similar, and the definitions do have some overlap, there is a distinct difference.
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Example sentences from the Web for heritage
A more recent phenomenon in the political universe is politicians of Hispanic heritage who are not fluent in Spanish.Which Potential Candidates Speak Spanish—and Will It Matter?|Eleanor Clift|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Virtually all the southwestern gangs of Mexican heritage (Surenos or Southsiders) are under their control.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She is a North American by birth, but an African by experience and heritage.
For instance, he could “be slightly more understanding with regard to Jewish heritage and associations” for artists.Top Nazis And Their Complicated Relationship With Artists|William O’Connor|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We cannot expect to have a casual relationship with heritage.
This totals a heritage to the State from the Seattle Exposition of $3,500.00.
In a word, the fourth Kintore was about dying childless; and Marischal had come by London on that heritage business.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
The eager admiration in Dickson's tone gratified Mr. Heritage.Huntingtower|John Buchan
His life had ended in what the world calls ruin, but France entered into his heritage.Canada: the Empire of the North|Agnes C. Laut
To him fell an heritage north at As, in Water-dale, and he prayed Gunnlaug to go with him thither.
British Dictionary definitions for heritage
- the evidence of the past, such as historical sites, buildings, and the unspoilt natural environment, considered collectively as the inheritance of present-day society
- (as modifier; cap. as part of name)Bannockburn Heritage Centre
- the Israelites regarded as belonging inalienably to God
- the land of Canaan regarded as God's gift to the Israelites