Part of speech: noun

That which is inherited, as an estate, quality, or condition.

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Usage examples "heritage":

  1. But with the sword the heritage divide. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
  2. It was a part of his heritage, and became him. - "The Hunters of the Hills", Joseph Altsheler.
  3. After a short interval, her slow, regular breathing announced to the young warrior, as he watched by the side of the fire, that she had at length forgotten the day's heritage of misfortune in the welcome oblivion of sleep. - "Antonina", Wilkie Collins.