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Definition: Heiress

Quick Summary of Heiress

A woman who is legally entitled to the property or rank of another on that person’s death.

What is the dictionary definition of Heiress?

Dictionary Definition

n. feminine heir, often used to denote a woman who has received a large amount upon the death of a rich relative, as in the “department store heiress.

Synonyms For Heiress

inheritress, inheritrix

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Heiress are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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