inheritor

[ in-her-i-ter ]
/ ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tər /

noun

a person who inherits; heir.

Nearby words

  1. inherit,
  2. inheritable,
  3. inheritance,
  4. inheritance tax,
  5. inherited character,
  6. inheritrix,
  7. inhesion,
  8. inhibin,
  9. inhibit,
  10. inhibited

Origin of inheritor

First recorded in 1400–50, inheritor is from the late Middle English word enheritour, -er. See inherit, -or2

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