- species of property that may be inherited; lands,
tenements, anything corporeal or incorporeal, real, personal,
or mixed, that may descend to an heir. --Blackstone.
Note: A corporeal hereditament is visible and tangible; an incorporeal hereditament is not in itself visible or tangible, being an hereditary right, interest, or obligation, as duty to pay rent, or a right of way. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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hereditament — her·e·dit·a·ment /ˌher ə di tə mənt/ n [Medieval Latin hereditamentum, from Late Latin hereditare to inherit, from Latin hered heres heir]: inheritable property Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
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hereditament — inherited property, mid 15c., from M.L. hereditamentum, from L. hereditatem (see HEREDITY (Cf. heredity)) … Etymology dictionary
hereditament — [her΄ə dit′ə mənt] n. [ML hereditamentum] any property that can be inherited … English World dictionary
Hereditament — In law, a hereditament (from Lat. hereditare , to inherit, heres , heir) is any kind of property that can be inherited.Hereditaments are divided into corporeal and incorporeal. Corporeal hereditaments are such as affect the senses, and may be… … Wikipedia
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hereditament — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin hereditamentum, from Late Latin hereditare to inherit, from Latin hered , heres Date: 15th century heritable property … New Collegiate Dictionary
hereditament — /her i dit euh meuhnt/, n. Law. any inheritable estate or interest in property. [1425 75; late ME < ML hereditamentum, deriv. of LL hereditare. See HEREDITABLE, MENT] * * * … Universalium
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hereditament — herÂ·eÂ·ditÂ·aÂ·ment || â€šherÉª dÉªtÉ™mÉ™nt n. property that can be inherited; inheritance … English contemporary dictionary