heritor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heritor a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Heritor A proprietor or landholder in a parish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heritor In Scots law, the proprietor of a heritable subject; a proprietor or landholder in a parish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Heritor in Scotland, a landholder in a parish
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. LL. herator, fr. L. heres, an heir
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. heritable, hereditable—-Low L. hereditabilis—L. hereditas.

Usage

In literature:

They were heritors of estates heavily overweighted with the debts of a bygone generation.
"Is Ulster Right?" by Anonymous
A fierce, untamed girl of primitive instincts, she was the heritor of the family temperament.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
Appanage of time put in your keeping For my far-off heritor to hear.
"Behind the Arras" by Bliss Carman
In 1740, Mr Oliphant, as almost sole heritor, intruded the Rev.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
In such fashion did Mr. Rogers outwit his heritors.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
It is the duty of the heritors to allocate the churchyard.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Lord Kellie was Chairman of a meeting of heritors held at Cupar on the 15th of February, 1808.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
Lord Kellie was Chairman of a meeting of heritors held at Cupar on the 15th of February, 1808.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3" by John Charles Dent
There were some of birth and breeding, and there were daughters of the slums, heritors of their mothers' foulness.
"A Second Coming" by Richard Marsh
He had been a sorry Norman else; no true heritor of the wild sea-kings.
"The Siege of Norwich Castle" by Matilda Maria Blake
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In poetry:

Behold! unto my death bed sent,
The notary draw near;
And, eager for my testament,
Each heritor appear.
"The Legacy" by Ernest Jones
We have thus fallen, save that Luxury
With barren merchandise piles up the gate
Where nobler thoughts and deeds should enter by:
Else might we still be Milton's heritors.
"Quantum Mutata" by Oscar Wilde