Real property Originally, it was property that would be inherited by the heir on intestacy. Corporeal hereditaments are physical real property, such as land, buildings, trees, and minerals. Incorporeal hereditaments are intangible rights, such as easements or profits à prendre, attached to land.

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  • hereditament — her·e·dit·a·ment /ˌher ə di tə mənt/ n [Medieval Latin hereditamentum, from Late Latin hereditare to inherit, from Latin hered heres heir]: inheritable property Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • hereditament — her‧e‧dit‧a‧ment [ˌherˈdɪtəmənt] noun [countable] LAW a piece of property that can be inheritEd: • Rates are not payable on any unoccupied hereditament for any period during which the owner was prohibited by law from occupying the property.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Hereditament — Her e*dit a*ment, n. [LL. hereditamentum. See {Hereditable}.] (Law) Any species of property that may be inherited; lands, tenements, anything corporeal or incorporeal, real, personal, or mixed, that may descend to an heir. Blackstone. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hereditament — inherited property, mid 15c., from M.L. hereditamentum, from L. hereditatem (see HEREDITY (Cf. heredity)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hereditament — [her΄ə dit′ə mənt] n. [ML hereditamentum] any property that can be inherited …   English World dictionary

  • Hereditament — In law, a hereditament (from Lat. hereditare , to inherit, heres , heir) is any kind of property that can be inherited.Hereditaments are divided into corporeal and incorporeal. Corporeal hereditaments are such as affect the senses, and may be… …   Wikipedia

  • Hereditament — That which could be inherited. As it suggests, corporeal hereditament was something physical, such as land or goods; incorporeal hereditament was intangible but real, e.g. a right to something; as *Bracton says, an incorporeal thing does not… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • hereditament — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin hereditamentum, from Late Latin hereditare to inherit, from Latin hered , heres Date: 15th century heritable property …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hereditament — /her i dit euh meuhnt/, n. Law. any inheritable estate or interest in property. [1425 75; late ME < ML hereditamentum, deriv. of LL hereditare. See HEREDITABLE, MENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • hereditament — noun /hɪˈɹɛdɪtəmənt,hɛɹɪˈdɪtəmənt/ a) Property which can be inherited. the captain [...] had been greatly enamoured; that is to say, of Mr Allworthys house and gardens, and of his lands, tenements, and hereditaments [...]. b) Inheritance …   Wiktionary

  • hereditament — her·e·dit·a·ment || ‚herɪ dɪtÉ™mÉ™nt n. property that can be inherited; inheritance …   English contemporary dictionary

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