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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A female heir.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 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. . 2009.

   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. . 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

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