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(law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance

something that has been in a family for generations

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The king and the queen knew nothing about these poor creatures, except that they were heirlooms, assets inherited, along with the throne, from the former firm.
Raveloe lay low among the bushy trees and the rutted lanes, aloof from the currents of industrial energy and Puritan earnestness: the rich ate and drank freely, accepting gout and apoplexy as things that ran mysteriously in respectable families, and the poor thought that the rich were entirely in the right of it to lead a jolly life; besides, their feasting caused a multiplication of orts, which were the heirlooms of the poor.
Preserve me from people who have seen better days, and bring heirlooms with them that make the house smell stuffy.
They become, I believe, heirlooms, strictly speaking, according to the terms of your godmother's will.
Mingott, who had built her house later, had bodily cast out the massive furniture of her prime, and mingled with the Mingott heirlooms the frivolous upholstery of the Second Empire.
The green, green woods of Chesney Wold, the noble house, the pictures of his forefathers, strangers defacing them, officers of police coarsely handling his most precious heirlooms, thousands of fingers pointing at him, thousands of faces sneering at him.
I am the last of the Setons, fortunately, and I am going to smash the family tree, sell the heirlooms, and burn the family records
Lerner Many gardeners are confused by what constitutes an heirloom plant.
Now the anonymous seller is thanking her lucky stars she took the family heirloom to an auctioneers to value.
To address these concerns, Heirloom Safe & Chest Company now provides furniture quality elegance for traditional steel safes.
That's the motto of fifth-generation farmer Campbell Coxe, whose Carolina Plantation Rice business specializes in locally grown heirloom rice.
Heirloom varieties account for only about 1 percent of California's retail sales.
Over a hundred kitchen-tested (and thus failsafe) heirloom recipes come not from a single source but from almost 3,000 home cooks across the country who participated in the Cook's Country Heirloom Recipe Preservaiton Project, which gathered recipes which had been in family archives for generations.
Heirloom tomatoes are quite the chic plant to cultivate these days.
Anytime farmers can plant heirlooms they will," says Grant Brians, the director of Heirloom Organic Gardens.