Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Heritage Definition:

Scot law: real property.

Related Terms: Immovable, Real Property, Hereditament

flag of ScotlandThe Law Society of Scotland defines heritage as:

"For historical reasons, Scots law generally distinguished between heritable and moveable property, heritage being, in theory at any rate, concerned with the succession to land and its accessories.

"Heritage and heritable property continue to be used as synonyms for land and its pertinents generally."


  • Law Society of Scotland, Glossary: Scottish Legal Terms, Latin Maxims and European Community Legal Terms (Edinburgh: Butterworths, 1992), page 35.

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