Definition of heirdom in English:



See heir

‘You are all your own people, and I have no rights over your soul - these very words I speak will likely be the end of the heirdom, should my father ever get wind of them.’
  • ‘Bloodlines, most often male, confer honor and power as well as heirdom and charisma.’
  • ‘Kevin's intervention in the fight enables his friend to strike the deathblow and he awards the boy his metal mask, the heirdom to the throne and his friendship.’
  • ‘She and her father sat with their hands locked, as they might have done if they had been listening to a solemn oracle in the days of old revealing unknown kinship and rightful heirdom.’



/ˈerdəm/ /ˈɛrdəm/