heiress

[ air-is ]
/ ˈɛər ɪs /

noun

a woman who inherits or has a right of inheritance, especially a woman who has inherited or will inherit considerable wealth.

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Origin of heiress

First recorded in 1650–60; heir + -ess

usage note for heiress

See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for heiress

heiress
/ (ˈɛərɪs) /

noun

a woman who inherits or expects to inherit great wealth
property law a female heir
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