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inheritrix

[in-her-i-triks]
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noun, plural in·her·i·tri·ces [in-her-i-trahy-seez] /ɪnˌhɛr ɪˈtraɪ siz/. Law.
  1. a woman who inherits; heiress.
Also in·her·i·tress [in-her-i-tris] /ɪnˈhɛr ɪ trɪs/.

Origin of inheritrix

First recorded in 1475–85; inheri(tor) + -trix

Usage note

See -trix, -ess.
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Examples from the Web for inheritrix

Historical Examples

  • George More tells us that Mrs. Starchie was an "inheritrix."

    A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718

    Wallace Notestein


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