- inheritormeaning ‘a person who inherits’, is spelt -or, not -er. It can be used of both a man and a woman.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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Inheritor — In*her it*or, n. One who inherits; an heir. [1913 Webster] Born inheritors of the dignity. Milton. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
inheritor — index beneficiary, devisee, heir, legatee, recipient, transferee Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
inheritor — inherit in‧her‧it [ɪnˈhert] verb [transitive] 1. LAW to receive money or property from someone after they have died: • She will inherit her father s entire fortune when he dies. inherit something from somebody • We built the house on land… … Financial and business terms
inheritor — UK [ɪnˈherɪtə(r)] / US [ɪnˈherɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms inheritor : singular inheritor plural inheritors someone who inherits something … English dictionary
inheritor — in|he|r|i|tor [ınˈherıtə US ər] n 1.) someone who receives money, property etc from someone who has just died 2.) someone who follows in an established way of life or thinking inheritor of ▪ These writers are inheritors of his work … Dictionary of contemporary English
inheritor — [[t]ɪnhe̱rɪtə(r)[/t]] inheritors 1) N COUNT: usu pl, usu N of n The inheritors of something such as a tradition are the people who live or arrive after it has been established and are able to benefit from it. ...the proud inheritors of the… … English dictionary
inheritor — inherit ► VERB (inherited, inheriting) 1) receive (money, property, or a title) as an heir at the death of the previous holder. 2) derive (a quality or characteristic) from one s parents or ancestors. 3) receive or be left with (a situation,… … English terms dictionary
inheritor — noun see inherit … New Collegiate Dictionary
inheritor — /in her i teuhr/, n. a person who inherits; heir. [1400 50; late ME enheritour, er. See INHERIT, OR2] * * * … Universalium
inheritor — noun Someone who inherits something; an heir … Wiktionary