inheritor

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. 2013.

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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 — meaning ‘a person who inherits’, is spelt or, not er. It can be used of both a man and a woman …   Modern English usage

  • inheritor — inherit in‧her‧it [ɪnˈhert] 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 — [[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

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