Heir"loom` (?), n. [Heir + loom, in its earlier sense of implement, tool. See Loom the frame.]

Any furniture, movable, or personal chattel, which by law or special custom descends to the heir along with the inheritance; any piece of personal property that has been in a family for several generations.

Woe to him whose daring hand profanes
The honored heirlooms of his ancestors.


© Webster 1913.

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