- 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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Origin of heritage
synonym study for heritage
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Example sentences from the Web for heritage
Rio Tinto Group Chief Executive Officer Jean-Sebastien Jacques will step down amid an investor backlash over the destruction of ancient Aboriginal heritage sites in Australia.The CEO of mining giant Rio Tinto is forced out following the destruction of an ancient archeological site|Bernhard Warner|September 11, 2020|Fortune
One recent study estimates that only 1% of research on the impacts of climate change on heritage is related to Africa.Some of Africa’s most important heritage sites will be lost to climate change without intervention|Nick Brooks|August 20, 2020|Quartz
The movement has been led by young Kumeyaay women, who say the government has ignored evidence of the cultural heritage sites they’re now building over.Border Report: Kumeyaay Band Sues to Stop Border Wall Construction|Maya Srikrishnan|August 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Minnesota spends around $39 million on the arts and cultural heritage every year.Can the Arts Save Rural America From the Recession?|Charu Kasturi|August 16, 2020|Ozy
Jim accidentally pinned a young bicyclist between the bumper of his Chevy C10 and a heritage oak in Palo Alto, California.
However, being of Arab heritage and Muslim, I'd really love to see an Arab or Muslim James Bond.
There are six UNESCO biosphere reserves and nine UNESCO World Heritage sites.
An Australian woman in her late twenties told me she was an “honorary Jew” with no actual Jewish 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
He knew that there was cardiac trouble in his family, but he had never realized before the meaning of his heritage.Dope|Sax Rohmer
It was only Dutch, a foolish charm, a heritage of barbarity and ignorance, but I was too weary to protest.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
A desire for happiness is our common heritage, he was saying in his richly melodious voice.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
God has given the American people a goodly heritage—the fairest the world has ever seen.Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot|William Gannaway Brownlow
And if the monumental record of their virtues be a just one, why did they heirloom on posterity this bitter heritage of swearing?A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
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