Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Capable of being inherited; subject to inheritance. Heritable bond. A bond secured by an inheritance.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Capable of being taken by descent. A term chiefly used in Scotch law, where it enters into several phrases.
    —Heritable boud. A bond for a sum of money to which is added, for further security of the creditor, a conveyance of land or heritage to be held by the creditor as pledge. 1 Ross, Conv. 76 ; 2 Ross, Co.nv. 324
    —Heritable jurisdictions. Grants of criminal jurisdiction formerly bestowed on great families in Scotland, to facilitate the administration of justice. Whishaw. Abolished in effect by St. 20 Geo. II. c. 50. Tomlins
    —Heritable obligation. In Louisiana. An obligation is heritable when the heirs and assigns of one party may enforce the performance against the heirs of the other. C5v. Code La. art 1997.
    —Heritable rights. In Scotch law. Rights of the heir; ali rights to land or whatever is connected with land, as mills, fishings, tithes, etc.