social heritage

  1. the entire inherited pattern of cultural activity present in a society.

Words Nearby social heritage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use social heritage in a sentence

  • The social heritage is, of course, all that a man or woman gets from the accumulated wisdom of society.

    The Story of the Mind | James Mark Baldwin
  • He shows from infancy that he is unable to enter into the social heritage because he is unable to learn to do social things.

    The Story of the Mind | James Mark Baldwin
  • The social heritage of the Negro has been described at great length and often with little regard for fact, by hundreds of writers.

    Applied Eugenics | Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • In any concrete situation the transmission of a social heritage may combine varying elements of both processes.

  • Human society, then, unlike animal society is mainly a social heritage, created in and transmitted by communication.