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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 heir·loom /ˈærˌlum, ˈɛr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Heir·loom n.  Any furniture, movable, or personal chattel, which by law or special custom descends to the heir along with the inheritance; any piece of personal property that has been in a family for several generations.
 Woe to him whose daring hand profanes
 The honored heirlooms of his ancestors.   --Moir.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (law) any property that is considered by law or custom as
           inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that
      2: something that has been in a family for generations