hereditament
her·e·dit·a·ment /ˌher-ə-'di-tə-mənt/ n [Medieval Latin hereditamentum, from Late Latin hereditare to inherit, from Latin hered - heres heir]: inheritable property

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

hereditament
I noun bequest, devise, heirloom, heritable, heritage, heritance, inheritable property, inheritance, patrimony, personal property capable of being inherited, property which may descend to an heir, real property capable of being inherited associated concepts: corporeal hereditament, easement, incorporeal hereditament II index bequest, demesne, domain (land owned), estate (property), fee (estate), freehold, heritage, real estate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


hereditament
n.
A thing that can be inherited.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


hereditament
real property whether tangible or intangible.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


hereditament
An archaic term, still found in some wills and deeds, for any kind of property that can be inherited.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


hereditament
Anything that can be passed by an individual to heirs.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


hereditament
Anything that can be passed by an individual to heirs.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

hereditament
n.
   any kind of property which can be inherited. This is old-fashioned language still found in some wills and deeds.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • hereditament — her‧e‧dit‧a‧ment [ˌherˈdɪtəmənt] noun [countable] LAW a piece of property that can be inheritEd: • Rates are not payable on any unoccupied hereditament for any period during which the owner was prohibited by law from occupying the property.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Hereditament — Her e*dit a*ment, n. [LL. hereditamentum. See {Hereditable}.] (Law) Any species of property that may be inherited; lands, tenements, anything corporeal or incorporeal, real, personal, or mixed, that may descend to an heir. Blackstone. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hereditament — inherited property, mid 15c., from M.L. hereditamentum, from L. hereditatem (see HEREDITY (Cf. heredity)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hereditament — [her΄ə dit′ə mənt] n. [ML hereditamentum] any property that can be inherited …   English World dictionary

  • Hereditament — In law, a hereditament (from Lat. hereditare , to inherit, heres , heir) is any kind of property that can be inherited.Hereditaments are divided into corporeal and incorporeal. Corporeal hereditaments are such as affect the senses, and may be… …   Wikipedia

  • Hereditament — That which could be inherited. As it suggests, corporeal hereditament was something physical, such as land or goods; incorporeal hereditament was intangible but real, e.g. a right to something; as *Bracton says, an incorporeal thing does not… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • hereditament — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin hereditamentum, from Late Latin hereditare to inherit, from Latin hered , heres Date: 15th century heritable property …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hereditament — /her i dit euh meuhnt/, n. Law. any inheritable estate or interest in property. [1425 75; late ME < ML hereditamentum, deriv. of LL hereditare. See HEREDITABLE, MENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • hereditament — noun /hɪˈɹɛdɪtəmənt,hɛɹɪˈdɪtəmənt/ a) Property which can be inherited. the captain [...] had been greatly enamoured; that is to say, of Mr Allworthys house and gardens, and of his lands, tenements, and hereditaments [...]. b) Inheritance …   Wiktionary

  • hereditament — her·e·dit·a·ment || ‚herɪ dɪtÉ™mÉ™nt n. property that can be inherited; inheritance …   English contemporary dictionary

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