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An inheritor.

[Alteration of Middle English heriter, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin hērēditārius; see hereditary.]


(Law) Scots law a person who inherits; inheritor
heritress, ˈheritrix fem n


(ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tər)

a person who inherits; heir.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heritor - a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
recipient, receiver - a person who receives something
heir apparent - an heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor
heir-at-law - the person legally entitled to inherit the property of someone who dies intestate
heiress, inheritress, inheritrix - a female heir
heir presumptive - a person who expects to inherit but whose right can be defeated by the birth of a nearer relative
References in classic literature ?
They had been heritors and subjects of cruelty and outrage so long that nothing could have startled them but a kindness.
Also Ageas, though an insurance company, is excluded as Ageas is the heritor from Fortis, now Paribas BNP, for parts of a Bad Bank.
Human beings possess a most remarkable capacity which is entirely peculiar to them--I mean the capacity to summarize, digest and appropriate the labors and experiences of the past; I mean the capacity to use the fruits of past labors and experiences as intellectual or spiritual capital for developments in the present; I mean the capacity to employ as instruments of increasing power the accumulated achievements of the all-precious lives of the past generations spent in trial and error, trial and success; I mean the capacity of human beings to conduct their lives in the ever increasing light of inherited wisdom; I mean the capacity in virtue of which man is at once the heritor of the by-gone ages and the trustee of posterity.