n.A female heir.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
A female heir, usually used to describe a woman who has inherited a large fortune from a relative - for example, a "department store heiress."Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
n.feminine heir, often used to denote a woman who has received a large amount upon the death of a rich relative, as in the "department store heiress."
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.
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Heiress — Heir ess, n. A female heir. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
heiress — 1650s, from HEIR (Cf. heir) + ESS (Cf. ess) … Etymology dictionary
heiress — ► NOUN ▪ a female heir, especially to vast wealth … English terms dictionary
heiress — [er′is] n. a female heir, esp. to great wealth … English World dictionary
heiress — [[t]e͟ərɪs[/t]] heiresses N COUNT: oft N to n An heiress is a woman or girl who has the right to inherit property or a title, or who has inherited it, especially when this involves great wealth. ...the heiress to a jewellery empire. ...an… … English dictionary
heiress — UK [ˈeəres] / US [ˈerəs] noun [countable] Word forms heiress : singular heiress plural heiresses a woman or girl who will receive money or property when another person dies … English dictionary
heiress — I heir, heiress (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. legatee, inheritor, beneficiary. See possession, acquisition. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. female inheritor, crown princess, inheritress, inheritrix, wealthy girl, debutante; see also heir … English dictionary for students
heiress — noun Date: 1607 a woman who is an heir especially to great wealth … New Collegiate Dictionary
heiress — /air is/, n. a woman who inherits or has a right of inheritance, esp. a woman who has inherited or will inherit considerable wealth. [1650 60; HEIR + ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * … Universalium
heiress — noun A woman who stands to inherit … Wiktionary