inheritor

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
    heir-at-law
    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
    type of:
    receiver, recipient
    a person who receives something
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