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heir·ess

 (âr′ĭs)
n.
A woman who is an heir, especially to great wealth. See Usage Note at -ess.

heiress

(ˈɛərɪs)
n
1. a woman who inherits or expects to inherit great wealth
2. (Law) property law a female heir

heir•ess

(ˈɛər ɪs)

n.
a woman who inherits or has a right of inheritance, esp. one who inherits great wealth.
[1650–60]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heiress - a female heirheiress - 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
Translations
dědička
arving
perijätär
nasljednica
女相続人
상속녀
dedička
dedinja
arvtagerska
ทายาทหญิง
người thừa kế nữ

heiress

[ˈɛəres] N (= wealthy woman) → soltera f adinerada; (= heir) → heredera f

heiress

[ˈɛərɪs] nhéritière f

heiress

nErbin f

heiress

[ˈɛərɛs] nerede f; (rich) → ereditiera

heiress

وَرِيثَة dědička arving Erbin κληρονόμος heredera perijätär héritière nasljednica erede 女相続人 상속녀 erfgename arving dziedziczka herdeira наследница arvtagerska ทายาทหญิง varis người thừa kế nữ 女继承人
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I like heiresses very much," replied Rebecca contemplatively.
There are some laws of his concerning murders and heiresses extant, but these contain nothing that any one can say is new and his own.
He had a brilliant position in society thanks to his intimacy with Countess Bezukhova, a brilliant position in the service thanks to the patronage of an important personage whose complete confidence he enjoyed, and he was beginning to make plans for marrying one of the richest heiresses in Petersburg, plans which might very easily be realized.
I'm sure, if I had HIS imperial, I could pick and choose among all the second-class heiresses in town.
Here the two elegants led out a couple of heiresses to dance; and I heard no more of them or of their escapes.
The events surrounding a deadly accident over a year ago drove a wedge between the once inseparable diamond empire heiresses.