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hereditament

[her-i-dit-uh-muh nt] /ˌhɛr ɪˈdɪt ə mənt/
noun, Law.
1.
any inheritable estate or interest in property.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin hērēditāmentum, derivative of Late Latin hērēditāre. See hereditable, -ment
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  • Whether conveyance of incorporeal hereditament falls within the statute.
British Dictionary definitions for hereditament

hereditament

/ˌhɛrɪˈdɪtəmənt/
noun (property law)
1.
any kind of property capable of being inherited
2.
property that before 1926 passed to an heir if not otherwise disposed of by will
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Word Origin and History for hereditament

"inherited property," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin hereditamentum, from Latin hereditatem (see heredity).

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