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[in-her-i-ter] /ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tər/
a person who inherits; heir.
Origin of inheritor
late Middle English
First recorded in 1400-50, inheritor is from the late Middle English word enheritour, -er. See inherit, -or2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was an inheritor; and she had loved, not him, but his inheritance.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • If he was one, he was either the victim of misfortune or the inheritor of the misfortune of an ancestor.


    William Graham Sumner
  • It is as your son that I speak; it is as the inheritor of your name,—that name which Madeleine also bears.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • The dying man was, after all, the inheritor of his ancestors' virtues and failings.

    Grey Town Gerald Baldwin
  • A man in prison, for instance, would not be the inheritor of anything.

    Peter and Jane

    S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
  • But what to the eyes of the world was this inheritor of a vaunted name?

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • I was thus the inheritor of competence, and ought to be at this moment a gentleman.

    The Fatal Boots William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The first inheritor of these articles is the eldest son living 581 with the parents.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • And what is the democratic movement but the inheritor of Christianity?

  • On the day after the revelation, a thought came into the mind of the inheritor of the rubies.

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant

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