Something that one is born to: the status, conditions, character, and riches that belong to a person because that person is a member of a family, a social class, a particular society ? i.e., a religious, ethnic, regional or national group. Whatever is inherited, passing from one generation to the next. The history, languages, way of life, the arts, and traditional culture that is passed from preceding generations. Synonyms include inheritance, birthright, legacy, and tradition.(pr. Həh-rə-təj or HR-tj)Also see antiquity, art history, civilization, custom, memory, posterity, posthumous, talent, and time.