An individual does not lose its importance for knowledge, because its qualities are not heritable.
I think you said he is rich, independent of the heritable subject.
It was for long the only method of attaching a debtor's heritable property.
This office of heritable keeper remained with the Nithesdale family (chief of the Maxwells) till their forfeiture, 1715.
This agrarian law did not affect the existing rights of property and heritable possession.
But culture is not a heritable possession; no one can win it save by virtue of a higher spirit and will.
Slaves were heritable and transferable property, and could be mortgaged or let out on hire.
The father divides them as heritable property into equal portions for bequest to his children.
Heritable novelties or variations often crop up in living creatures, and these form the raw material of evolution.
The original duration of a knight's fee until about 1100 was for his life; thereafter it was heritable.