Definition for heritage

noun as in person's background, tradition

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Rio Tinto Group Chief Executive Officer Jean-Sebastien Jacques will step down amid an investor backlash over the destruction of ancient Aboriginal heritage sites in Australia.

From Fortune

One recent study estimates that only 1% of research on the impacts of climate change on heritage is related to Africa.

From Quartz

The movement has been led by young Kumeyaay women, who say the government has ignored evidence of the cultural heritage sites they’re now building over.

Minnesota spends around $39 million on the arts and cultural heritage every year.

From Ozy

Jim accidentally pinned a young bicyclist between the bumper of his Chevy C10 and a heritage oak in Palo Alto, California.

From Ozy

However, being of Arab heritage and Muslim, I'd really love to see an Arab or Muslim James Bond.

There are six UNESCO biosphere reserves and nine UNESCO World Heritage sites.

An Australian woman in her late twenties told me she was an “honorary Jew” with no actual Jewish heritage.

A more recent phenomenon in the political universe is politicians of Hispanic heritage who are not fluent in Spanish.

Virtually all the southwestern gangs of Mexican heritage (Surenos or Southsiders) are under their control.

He knew that there was cardiac trouble in his family, but he had never realized before the meaning of his heritage.

It was only Dutch, a foolish charm, a heritage of barbarity and ignorance, but I was too weary to protest.

A desire for happiness is our common heritage, he was saying in his richly melodious voice.

God has given the American people a goodly heritage—the fairest the world has ever seen.

And if the monumental record of their virtues be a just one, why did they heirloom on posterity this bitter heritage of swearing?


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On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heritage, such as: ancestry, culture, custom, legacy, right, and tradition.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.