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[her-i-tns] /ˈhɛr ɪ tns/
noun, Archaic.
Origin of heritance
1350-1400; Middle English herita(u)nce < Middle French heritance, equivalent to herit(er) to inherit + -ance -ance; see heir Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • My mother, who died at sea when I was born, gave me a heritance with winds and waves and stars.

    Semiramis and Other Plays Olive Tilford Dargan
  • Only he had the good sense to die before he had spent all his heritance.

    The White Plumes of Navarre Samuel Rutherford Crockett

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