hereditament definition

  • noun:
    • Property which can be inherited.
    • Property and this can be passed down.
    • Inheritance.
    • Any types of property that may be passed down; places, tenements, anything corporeal or incorporeal, genuine, individual, or combined, that may descend to an heir.
    • In law, any species of property that may be passed down; lands, tenements, or any such thing corporeal or incorporeal, real, private, or combined, that will descend to an heir in strict feeling (see heir, 1); inheritable residential property, as distinguished from property which fundamentally terminates aided by the life of the master, and, according to some writers, as distinguished in our contemporary world from personal possessions which go to the executor or administrator rather than the heir.
    • any home (real or individual or blended) which can be passed down

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