heir

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Heiress.

Part of speech: noun

An inheritor of property of or qualities, etc.

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Usage examples "heir":

  1. The marquis had only married in the hope of having an heir; and these hopes he could no longer entertain. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. Haven't seen my place out on Long Island yet, have you; or met the new heir to the house of Torchy?" - "Torchy and Vee", Sewell Ford.
  3. And who is the next heir? - "Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey", Washington Irving.