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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Something handed down from the past. The traditional beliefs, values, customs etc of a family, country, or society.

Usage examples (38)
  • The heritage of the past is the seed that brings forth the harvest of the future.
  • The world's heritage of knowledge
  • A heritage of freedom
  • You know the first day I walked in here I talked about the term heritage brands that you've heard me speak of this afternoon. for more
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  • After 20 years, the recluse emerged from his "hermitage" (a monastery where a hermit lives) to claim a sizeable "heritage" (what you inherit or possess by reason of birth).
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