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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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  • But his son was of a different race, and the inheritor of his own traditions and prejudices.

    Winter Evening Tales Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • If he was one, he was either the victim of misfortune or the inheritor of the misfortune of an ancestor.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • It is a pupil of the entire Past, the heir of all its knowledge, the inheritor of all its wisdom.

  • It is as your son that I speak; it is as the inheritor of your name,—that name which Madeleine also bears.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • The interest and the desire evoked the natural historian, the inheritor of the half-forgotten mantle of Pliny.

    The Kindred of the Wild Charles G. D. Roberts
  • It shuts the inheritor into a shell of circumstances from which there is no escape.

    Rejected of Men Howard Pyle
  • This man, for all his suave courtesy and western polish, would be the inheritor of oriental ideas.

  • "It doesn't come natural, Dink," said the inheritor of millions regretfully.

    Stover at Yale Owen Johnson
  • Lowell was an inheritor and an enricher of the Great Tradition.

  • He too felt himself an inheritor of the kingdom of Tavy and a son of Dartmoor.

    Furze the Cruel John Trevena

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