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  • n. Plural form of heritor.


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  • He once, indeed, wished that they would amend the roof of his book-room, which “rained in” 23 in a very pluvious manner; but receiving no direct answer from our friend Meiklewham, who neither relished the proposal nor saw means of eluding it, the minister quietly made the necessary repairs at his own expense, and gave the heritors no farther trouble on the subject.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • ‘In troth I heard it, provost, and I was glad to hear the scoundrels had so much pluck left as to right themselves against a fashion which would make the upper heritors a sort of clocking-hens, to hatch the fish that folk below them were to catch and eat.’


  • Jeanie could not help comparing the irregular yet extensive and commodious pile of building before her to the “Manses” in her own country, where a set of penurious heritors, professing all the while the devotion of their lives and fortunes to the

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • On the other hand, the towns, the villages, the farm-houses, the properties of small heritors, sent forth numerous recruits to the presbyterian interest.

    Old Mortality

  • Living is the historic force he served and led, living is the example he gave us, his heritors and, above all, living are his heroic deeds, because he did them not for himself, but for his people, whom he so much loved, that he was always ready to lay down his own life to create conditions for a better life for all.


  • Therefore they besought the heritors of Bercem and Nemel, joint owners of the farm, to grant them a portion of the land, and the site where now the Monastery is builded, and the owners thereof did freely grant their request and gave them the land for the Brothers to dwell in.

    The Chronicle of the Canons Regular of Mount St. Agnes

  • A hundred years later and their heritors in sorrow are crying still.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • Grave courtesy and sweet simplicity and mirthful dignity seemed to be the heirlooms which they shared as common heritors; and, chiefest of credentials, when they stood in the library amid the shades of ancestors preserved in oils, I felt no sense of humour in the situation.

    St. Cuthbert's

  • Also their overtures, 1705 and 1719, do lodge the sole power of nomination of ministers in the hands of the majority of heritors, by giving them a negative over the eldership and congregation.

    Act, Declaration, & Testimony for the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation, as Attained to, and Established in Britain and Ireland; Particularly Betwixt the Years 1638 and 1649, Inclusive

  • A meeting of the heritors of the shire of Edinburgh was called, where I presented an address to the House of Commons, which being heartily approved of, was signed and next day sent up by an express to London ....

    The Jacobite Rebellions (1689-1746) (Bell's Scottish History Source Books.)


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