Heritage

Something that one is born to: the status, conditions, character, and riches that belong to a person because that person is a member of a family, a social class, a particular society, i.e., a religious, ethnic, regional or national group. Heritage includes whatever is inherited, passing from one generation to the next. The history, languages, way of life, the arts, and traditional culture that is passed from preceding generations. Synonyms include inheritance, birthright, legacy, and tradition.






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