inheritrix

[ in-her-i-triks ]
/ ɪnˈhɛr ɪ trɪks /
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noun, plural in·her·i·tri·ces [in-her-i-trahy-seez] /ɪnˌhɛr ɪˈtraɪ siz/. Law.

a woman who inherits; heiress.

Nearby words

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

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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