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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. 2017.
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  • To them we owe the progress of the world and we are the inheritors of their spirit.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • We, the latest age, are the inheritors of all the foregoing ages.

    The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner Charles Dudley Warner
  • An incentive to faith and endurance will be found in the example of all inheritors of Gods promise.

  • And what the reason that stood between its inheritors and their enjoyment of it?

    My First Book: Various
  • Still we are not looked upon as actual, but only contingent, inheritors of the title.

    Peter Simple Frederick Marryat

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