inheritress


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Noun1.Inheritress - a female heirinheritress - a female heir        
heir, heritor, inheritor - a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
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By their decease I became the lawfull Inheritress of their House and Fortune.
In "Jack and Alice," there is the more irreverent example of Jack's death financially enabling Alice's romantic prospects with Charles: "By his decease, his sister became the sole inheritress of a very large fortune, which as it gave her fresh Hopes of rendering herself acceptable as a wife to Charles Adams could not fail of being most pleasing to her--and as the effect was Joyfull the Cause could scarcely be lamented" (25).