• synonyms


See more synonyms for heritor on Thesaurus.com
  1. inheritor.
Show More

Origin of heritor

1375–1425; late Middle English alteration of Middle English heriter < Middle French heritier < Latin hērēditārius hereditary
Related formsnon·her·i·tor, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for heritor

partner, proprietor, holder, landowner, replacement, buyer, purchaser, beneficiary, scion, successor, inheritor, squire, heir, governor, possessor, keeper, heritor, sharer, heiress, legatee

Examples from the Web for heritor

Historical Examples of heritor

  • "Ye'll hae nae want o' thae sma' heritor creatures after ye, dame," said he, as he condescended to sit down by the blushing widow.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland


  • The heritor who was entitled to and always received this token of respect, was Mr. Miller, proprietor of Dalswinton.

  • A fierce, untamed girl of primitive instincts, she was the heritor of the family temperament.

    The Sheriff's Son

    William MacLeod Raine

  • The heritor who was entitled to, and always received, this token of respect, was Miller of Dalswinton.

British Dictionary definitions for heritor


  1. Scots law a person who inherits; inheritor
Show More
Derived Formsheritress (ˈhɛrɪtrɪs) or heritrix, fem n
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012