Her"it*age (?), a. [OE. heritage, eritage, OF. heritage, eritage, F. h'eritage, fr. h'eriter to inherit, LL. heriditare. See Hereditable.]
That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance.
Part of my heritage,
Which my dead father did bequeath to me.
A possession; the Israelites, as God's chosen people; also, a flock under pastoral charge.
Joel iii. 2. 1 Peter v. 3.
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