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Heritage


HER'ITAGE, noun

1. Inheritance; an estate that passes from an ancestor to an heir by descent or course of law; that which is inherited. In Scot's law, it sometimes signifies immovable estate, in distinction from movable.

2. In Scripture, the saints or people of God are called his heritage as being claimed by him, and the objects of his special care. 1 Peter 5:3.