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[in-her-i-ter] /ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tər/
a person who inherits; heir.
Origin of inheritor
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English enheritour, -er. See inherit, -or2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Now, the grudging inheritor of it, he finds easy sociability indispensable in the digital world.
  • There is always the possibility that the inheritor could write his own book offering his own corrections.
  • No social group has quite succeeded in establishing itself as the unifying central inheritor of fine art or music.
  • He becomes an inheritor and avatar of that fiery faith, proclaiming and defending it throughout the world.
  • The past will always seem different from what it initially was, each successive inheritor refashioning it in an up-to-date guise.

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