Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who inherits something; an heir.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who inherits; an heir.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An heir; one who inherits or may inherit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another

Etymologies

inherit +‎ -or (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nolan is occasionally described as the inheritor of Stanley Kubrick's mantle, and there are allusions.

    Inception

  • Greenaway's work were now repeated by the latest form of three-colour process, she would be less an "inheritor" -- in this respect -- "of unfulfilled renown."

    De Libris: Prose and Verse

  • Assets inherited from a spouse are not taxed as long as the inheritor is a U.S. citizen.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Eiki (aka the inheritor of Zhuge Liang's fan) hates waiting for her lovers to perform.

    Comments for Azure Flame

  • In it, the Shia imams who followed him after the massacre in Karbala instruct their followers to begin the address by calling Hussein the "inheritor" and "heir" of Adam,

    New Statesman

  • The United States, the inheritor of Britain's Empire, is struggling to continue financing its vast sphere of influence.

    Eric Margolis: The Road to War in Asia

  • Gore Vidal once named Hitchens as his inheritor or dauphin.

    Christopher Hitchens obituary

  • His advocacy for the Iraq war was only the latest of Hitchens's positions that many on the left found uncomfortable, and led to a chill in his relations with Gore Vidal, who had once nominated him a "successor, an inheritor, a dauphin or delphino".

    Christopher Hitchens dies aged 62

  • But if taxes are to be based on Mankiw's proposal that those "who contribute more to society deserve a higher income that reflects those greater contributions," then inheritors who have contributed nothing themselves should pay substantially higher rates full disclosure: I am myself an inheritor.

    Eric Schoenberg: Zombie Economics and Just Deserts: Why the Right Is Winning the Economic Debate

  • For an 18th-century English gentlemen like Walter Shandy, his son is the Future in flesh—inheritor of his land, the propagator of his name.

    The Hazards of Fairyland

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