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An inheritor.

[Alteration of Middle English heriter, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin hērēditārius; see hereditary.]
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(Law) Scots law a person who inherits; inheritor
heritress, ˈheritrix fem n
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(ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tər)

a person who inherits; heir.
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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
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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.
("It occurred as a doubt to some of the Lords, whether this action was competent to one single heritor of the parish.").
Also Ageas, though an insurance company, is excluded as Ageas is the heritor from Fortis, now Paribas BNP, for parts of a Bad Bank.
Lawyer Chris Buchan, 44, lost every penny when his pounds 250million Edinburgh-based firm, Heritor's, was put into administration.
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.
Muhammad Shah (1834-1847) will try to take back the Afghan region of Herat in 1837 from British, which was attacked firstly in 1816 and the second time in 1833 when he was the heritor prince.
Mary Ellen Lamb has usefully extended the notion of inheritance to encompass Clifford's use of literary heritage "to validate her identity as heir"; she argues that Clifford inserted herself into the "ungendered or even male-gendered subject position as reader of a patriarchal canon."(8) While, in seeking to be recognized as her father's heir, Clifford clearly did assert her legitimacy as the heritor of a patriarchal genealogy, I suggest that the subject position from which Clifford read and wrote history was in fact predominantly gendered female.
A Heritors' Gothic church with an impressive pulpit and curved balcony, it houses a touch-screen interactive display, photos and articles about the church and village history as well as local lass and Second World War Holocaust heroine Jane Haining.
Equally important, this new legislative state of affairs brought the Gwich'in nation, heritors of a powerful place-based storytelling culture, (9) to the forefront of public national and international struggles over the Arctic Refuge.
xxiv Considerations on the importation of foreign corn; arising out of the proceedings, at a meeting of the Heritors of Fifeshire, proposing to petition the Legislature for further restriction, as published in the Courier newspaper of the 10th Dec.
Secondly, landowners, also known as heritors or lairds, effectively funded the local parish church, and appointed and looked after the welfare of ministers.