from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as inheritress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as inheritress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun female inheritor; heiress

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

  • noun a female heir


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  • Upon the river of Caroli are the Canuri, which are governed by a woman who is inheritrix of that province; who came far off to see our nation, and asked me divers questions of her Majesty, being much delighted with the discourse of her Majesty’s greatness, and wondering at such reports as we truly made of her Highness’ many virtues.

    The Discovery of Guiana. Paras. 50-102

  • What, then, shall we say of the facility wherewithal the inheritrix of a kingdom or empire falls between the arms of those errant and unknown knights?

    The Fourth Book. XX. Wherein Is Prosecuted the Manner of Don Quixote’s Enchantment, with Other Famous Occurrences

  • "If there be any manner of man that will say and maintain that our sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth, is not the rightful and undoubted inheritrix to the imperial crown of this realm of England, I say he lieth like a false traitor, and therefore I cast him my gage."

    Makers of Many Things

  • Thackeray spoke the words of truth and soberness when, after describing the virtues and the limitations of George III., he said: "I think we acknowledge in the inheritrix of his sceptre a wiser rule and a life as honourable and pure; and I am sure that the future painter of our manners will pay a willing allegiance to that good life, and be loyal to the memory of that unsullied virtue."

    Collections and Recollections

  • She might rely on him not to rest until she should be put in possession of the estate, unless it should prove to have been her grandfathers intention, in case of the present melancholy occurrence, that the elder sister should be the sole inheritrix, and he congratulated her on having such a protector, since, under the unfortunate circumstances, the sisters would have had no one to uphold their cause against their natural guardian.

    The Young Step-Mother

  • Marie Exili landed in New France, cursing the Old World which she had left behind, and bringing as bitter a hatred of the New, which received her without a shadow of suspicion that under her modest peasant's garb was concealed the daughter and inheritrix of the black arts of Antonio

    The Golden Dog

  • The knowledge of these and many more cursed herbs, once known to Medea in the Colchian land, and transplanted to Greece and Rome with the enchantments of their use, had been handed, by a long succession of sorcerers and poisoners, down to Exili and Beatrice Spara, until they came into the possession of La Corriveau, the legitimate inheritrix of this lore of hell.

    The Golden Dog

  • You are worthy to be the inheritrix of all I know.

    The Golden Dog

  • It would have been impossible, in the mangled remains of Ellen's guide, to discover the son of the Widow Butler, except from the evidence of her sister, who became, by his death, the sole inheritrix of the cottage.


  • Mrs. Le Noir, the daughter of Christopher Smart, an inheritrix of much of his talent.

    Our Village


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