Definitions of inheritor
  1. noun
    a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
    synonyms: heir, heritor
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    heir apparent
    an heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor
    the person legally entitled to inherit the property of someone who dies intestate
    heiress, inheritress, inheritrix
    a female heir
    heir presumptive
    a person who expects to inherit but whose right can be defeated by the birth of a nearer relative
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    receiver, recipient
    a person who receives something
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