heiress

heiress
[[t]e͟ərɪs[/t]]
heiresses
N-COUNT: oft N to n
An heiress is a woman or girl who has the right to inherit property or a title, or who has inherited it, especially when this involves great wealth.

...the heiress to a jewellery empire.

...an American heiress.


English dictionary. 2008.

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