inheritrix

inheritrix

[in-her-i-triks]
noun, plural inheritrices [in-her-i-trahy-seez] . Law.
a woman who inherits; heiress.
Also, inheritress [in-her-i-tris] .


Origin:
1475–85; inheri(tor) + -trix


See -trix, -ess.
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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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