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heritage

noun [U] uk   /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.
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