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Heirloom meaning

heirloom - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Any furniture, movable, or personal chattel, which by law or special custom descends to the heir along with the inheritance; any piece of personal property that has been in a family for several generations.
  2. 2. Piece of property which descends from heir to heir.

heirloom - examples of usage

  1. This old Faith that had been handed down from father and son for generations; that had been handed to him too as the most precious heirloom of all- for which his father had so gladly suffered fines and imprisonment, and risked death- he had thrown it over, and for what? - "By What Authority?", Robert Hugh Benson.
  2. The 'Luck' being that old heirloom- just as I planned it. - "The Come Back", Carolyn Wells.
  3. Finally it became an heirloom in a thriving Dutch family. - "The Blue Pavilions", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
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