1Any item of property, either a corporeal hereditament (land or a building) or an incorporeal hereditament (such as a rent), that can be inherited: rates were not payable on any unoccupied hereditament
More example sentences
- The 1924 Contract was never, so far as is known, completed by the formal legal transfer of the lands and hereditaments comprised in it.
- The Confederacy would therefore now seize all ‘lands, hereditaments, goods and chattels, rights and credits’ owned by Northern citizens in the South.
- ‘Land’ includes a rent or other incorporeal hereditament.
late Middle English: from medieval Latin hereditamentum, from ecclesiastical Latin hereditare 'inherit', from Latin heres, hered- 'heir'.
Definition of hereditament in:
- The US English dictionary