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- 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
Nolan is occasionally described as the inheritor of Stanley Kubrick's mantle, and there are allusions.
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."
Assets inherited from a spouse are not taxed as long as the inheritor is a U.S. citizen.
Eiki (aka the inheritor of Zhuge Liang's fan) hates waiting for her lovers to perform.
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,
The United States, the inheritor of Britain's Empire, is struggling to continue financing its vast sphere of influence.
Gore Vidal once named Hitchens as his inheritor or dauphin.
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".
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.
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.