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inheritor

[in-her-i-ter] /ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person who inherits; heir.
Origin of inheritor
late Middle English
1400-1450
First recorded in 1400-50, inheritor is from the late Middle English word enheritour, -er. See inherit, -or2
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