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heiress (n.)

1650s, from heir + -ess. A female heir, but especially a woman who has inherited, or stands to inherit, considerable wealth.

updated on June 13, 2015

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Definitions of heiress from WordNet

heiress (n.)
a female heir;
Synonyms: inheritress / inheritrix
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