inheritress

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inheritress a female heir
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inheritress A heiress.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inheritress An heiress; a female who inherits or is entitled to inherit. Also inheritrix.
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Usage

In literature:

By their decease I became the lawfull Inheritress of their House and Fortune.
"Love And Freindship And Other Early Works (Love And Friendship) A collection of juvenile writings" by Jane Austen
Alone in her dominion, the inheritress entered the death-chamber, and there passed an hour upon her knees.
"Veranilda" by George Gissing
By their decease I became the lawfull Inheritress of their House and Fortune.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
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