heritage heritage  /ˈhɛ rə tədʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) practices that are handed down from the past by tradition
  2. (n) any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors
  3. (n) that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
  4. (n) hereditary succession to a title or an office or property

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Korea's intricate history and political heritage is made accessible via a leisurely stroll in Seoul.
  2. Eurasian heritage once spoke not of a proud melding of two cultures but of a shameful confluence of colonizer and colonized, of marauding Western man and subjugated Eastern woman.
  3. I don't remember saying that you should embrace your heritage.

News

  1. Heritage preservation brings $1B to Utah economy

    Heritage and history are a billion-dollar business in Utah, according to a new study.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Provo Daily Herald

  2. Heritage Valley In Beaver Faces Strike

    Heritage Valley Health System in Beaver may face a strike if contract agreements are not made within two weeks.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CBS Pittsburgh

  3. Heritage Woods of Flora Affordable Assisted Living to Host Healthy Living Seminar on Surgery and Screenings for Seniors

    Heritage Woods of Flora, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Healthy Living Seminar on Surgery and Screenings for Seniors on June 26. The community in Clay County, Illinois serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid. (PRWeb June 22, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Assisted-Living/Flora-Illinois/prweb10860626.htm
    on June 22, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. So when Sotomayor says things like this -- "I simply do not know exactly what that difference will be in my judging. But I accept there will be some based on my gender and my Latina heritage" -- it's very easy to label her an scourge of identity...
    on May 27, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: Atlantic Online

  2. "As the representative of the queen of Canada, who is our country's head of state, I pledge to be a stalwart defender of our Canadian heritage, of Canadian institutions and of the Canadian people," he said.
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: David Johnston Source: Montreal Gazette

  3. "As someone who cares deeply about our great heritage of law, I must withhold my consent," said Sessions.
    on Jul 27, 2009 By: Jeff Sessions Source: AFP

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