inheritor

[in-her-i-ter]
noun
a person who inherits; heir.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English enheritour, -er. See inherit, -or2

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inherit (ɪnˈhɛrɪt)
 
vb , -its, -iting, -ited
1.  to receive (property, a right, title, etc) by succession or under a will
2.  (intr) to succeed as heir
3.  (tr) to possess (a characteristic) through genetic transmission
4.  (tr) to receive (a position, attitude, property, etc) from a predecessor
 
[C14: from Old French enheriter, from Late Latin inhērēditāre to appoint an heir, from Latin hērēsheir]
 
in'herited
 
adj
 
in'heritor
 
n
 
in'heritress
 
fem n
 
in'heritrix
 
fem n

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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.
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