what is difference between heritage and inheritance
- hæritage (archaic)
From Old French eritage, heritage, (French héritage), ultimately derived (through suffixation) from Latin hērēs.
- IPA(key): /ˈhɛɹ.ɪ.tɪd͡ʒ/
- Hyphenation: her‧i‧tage
heritage (countable and uncountable, plural heritages)
- An inheritance; property that may be inherited.
- A tradition; a practice or set of values that is passed down from preceding generations through families or through institutional memory.
- A birthright; the status acquired by birth, especially of but not exclusive to the firstborn.
- (attributive) Having a certain background, such as growing up with a second language.
- heritage language
- heritage railway
- See heir
- (agriculture): heirloom, landrace
- enheritance (obsolete)
- enheritaunce (obsolete)
- inheritaunce (obsolete)
Recorded since 1473, inherit + -ance. More at inherit.
- IPA(key): /ɪnˈhɛɹətəns/
inheritance (countable and uncountable, plural inheritances)
- The passing of title to an estate upon death.
- (countable) That which a person is entitled to inherit, by law or testament.
- (uncountable, especially linguistics, biology) The act or mechanism of inheriting; the state of having inherited
- The Indo-European languages share various similarities as a result of their inheritance from a common ancestor.
- (biology, genetic algorithms) The biological attributes passed hereditarily from ancestors to their offspring.
- (programming, object-oriented programming) The mechanism whereby parts of a superclass are available to instances of its subclass.
- inheritance law
- Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “inheritance”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.