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English definition of “heritage”

heritage

noun [U]     /ˈher.ɪ.tɪdʒ/ US  /-t̬ɪdʒ/
C2 features belonging to the culture of a particular society , such as traditions , languages , or buildings , that were created in the past and still have historical importance : These monuments are a vital part of the cultural heritage of South America .Custom, tradition and conformity
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