(Here*aft"er*ward) adv. Hereafter. [Obs.]
Thou shalt hereafterward . . . come.Chaucer.
(Here-at") adv. At, or by reason of, this; as, he was offended hereat. Hooker.
1. By means of this.
And hereby we do know that we know him.1 John ii. 3.
2. Close by; very near. [Obs.] Shak.
(He*red`i*ta*bil"i*ty) n. State of being hereditable. Brydges.
(He*red"i*ta*ble) a. [LL. hereditabilis, fr. hereditare to inherit, fr. L. hereditas heirship
inheritance, heres heir: cf. OF. hereditable. See Heir, and cf. Heritable.]
1. Capable of being inherited. See Inheritable. Locke.
2. Qualified to inherit; capable of inheriting.
(He*red"i*ta*bly), adv. By inheritance. W. Tooke.
(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.
A corporeal hereditament is visible and tangible; an incorporeal hereditament is not in itself visible or
tangible, being an hereditary right, interest, or obligation, as duty to pay rent, or a right of way.
(He*red"i*ta*ri*ly) adv. By inheritance; in an hereditary manner. Pope.
(He*red"i*ta*ry) a. [L. hereditarius, fr. hereditas heirship, inheritance, fr. heres heir: cf. F.
héréditaire. See Heir.]
1. Descended, or capable of descending, from an ancestor to an heir at law; received or passing by
inheritance, or that must pass by inheritance; as, an hereditary estate or crown.
2. Transmitted, or capable of being transmitted, as a constitutional quality or condition from a parent to
a child; as, hereditary pride, bravery, disease.
Syn. Ancestral; patrimonial; inheritable.
(He*red"i*ty) n. [L. hereditas heirship.] (Biol.) Hereditary transmission of the physical and
psychical qualities of parents to their offspring; the biological law by which living beings tend to repeat
their characteristics in their descendants. See Pangenesis.
(Her"e*ford) n. One of a breed of cattle originating in Herefordshire, England. The Herefords
are good working animals, and their beef-producing quality is excellent.
(Here"hence`) adv. From hence. [Obs.]
(Here*in") adv. [AS. hrinne.] In this.
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit.John xv. 8.