Definition of hereditation in US English:

hereditation

noun

rare
  • Inheritance; heredity.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Christopher Love (1618–1651), clergyman. From post-classical Latin hereditation-, hereditatio inheritance from hereditat-, past participial stem of hereditare to leave by inheritance (Vetus Latina), to inherit, to make heir (Vulgate; from classical Latin hērēd-, hērēs + -itāre) + classical Latin -iō.

Pronunciation

hereditation

/hɪˌrɛdɪˈteɪʃn/