inheritrix

[ in-her-i-triks ]
/ ɪnˈhɛr ɪ trɪks /

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

a woman who inherits; heiress.

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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 for inheritrix

See -trix, -ess.
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