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[her-i-ter] /ˈhɛr ɪ tər/
Origin of heritor
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English alteration of Middle English heriter < Middle French heritier < Latin hērēditārius hereditary
Related forms
nonheritor, noun Unabridged
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  • The heritor who was entitled to, and always received, this token of respect, was Miller of Dalswinton.

  • "Ye'll hae nae want o' thae sma' heritor creatures after ye, dame," said he, as he condescended to sit down by the blushing widow.

  • A fierce, untamed girl of primitive instincts, she was the heritor of the family temperament.

    The Sheriff's Son William MacLeod Raine
  • The heritor who was entitled to and always received this token of respect, was Mr. Miller, proprietor of Dalswinton.

British Dictionary definitions for heritor


(Scots law) a person who inherits; inheritor
Derived Forms
heritress (ˈhɛrɪtrɪs), heritrix, noun:feminine
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