Pronounced: lep-tuh-DUHR-muhs, adj
Notes: I thought this was someone related to butterflies (nope!)
The word hereditament means “heritable property”
The word showed up in the mid-1400s
Background / Comments
You can see what looks like a noun form of “heredity” in this word. As you might expect, it comes from Medieval Latin hērēditāmentum, which in turn was derived from the Late Latin hērēditāre. It originally referred to any property capable of being inherited. Today, in legal usage, it tends to be restricted to land and real property, although hereditaments are divided further into “corporeal” (buildings) and “incorporeal” (easements and rents).