from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An heiress; a female who inherits or is entitled to inherit. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A heiress.
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from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a female heir
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The Empress Eudoxia was the inheritress of the influence of the two murdered
Marcella Boyce, a "finished" and grown-up young woman of twenty-one, the only daughter and child of Mr. Boyce of Mellor Park, inheritress of one of the most ancient names in Midland England, and just entering on a life which to her own fancy and will, at any rate, promised the highest possible degree of interest and novelty.
Alone in her dominion, the inheritress entered the death-chamber, and there passed an hour upon her knees.
The Dominion through her Indian officers and her mounted constabulary is showing herself the inheritress of these traditions.
Thereupon he understood the rare attraction of that girl, inheritress of her father's genius, whose new-born celebrity had reached as far as his province, with the halo of a reputation for great beauty.
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Perhaps the perplexity, if any, arose from Anne Duchess of Hamilton, the inheritress of the ducal honours by virtue of the patent of 1643, after the deaths of her father and uncle _s.p. m. _, having obtained a _life dukedom_ for her husband,
Both have gone to their long home, leaving their only child inheritress of a handsome estate.
Elleanor Eldridge, on the one hand, is the inheritress of African blood, with all its heirship of wo and shame; and the subject of wrong and banishment, by her Indian maternity on the other.
She is beautiful, by every report that we have heard of her, even as an angel; but reflect that she is an heiress -- the inheritress of immense property -- and that, as a matter of course, the temptations are a thousand to one against him.