n. (esp. in Scottish Law) a person who inherits.
Etymology: ME f. AF heriter, OF heritier (as HEREDITARY), assim. to words in -OR(1)

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  • Heritor — Her it*or, n. [Cf. LL. her?ator, fr. L. heres an heir.] A proprietor or landholder in a parish. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heritor — [her′ə tər] n. [ME heriter < OFr heritier < ML hereditarius (for L heres, heir) < L, HEREDITARY] an inheritor, or heir …   English World dictionary

  • Heritor — A Heritor by definition Collins English Dictionary (1991) is a person who inherits from the old French heriter to inherit.In Scotland the term Heritor was used to denote the major landowners of a Parish until the early 20th century for example in …   Wikipedia

  • heritor — noun Date: 15th century one that inherits ; inheritor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heritor — /her i teuhr/, n. inheritor. [1375 1425; late ME alter. of ME heriter < MF heritier < L hereditarius HEREDITARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • heritor — noun A person who inherits; an heir or heiress …   Wiktionary

  • heritor — her·i·tor || herɪtÉ™(r) n. inheritor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heritor — [ hɛrɪtə] noun 1》 Scots Law a proprietor of a heritable object. 2》 a person who inherits …   English new terms dictionary

  • heritor — her·i·tor …   English syllables

  • heritor — her•i•tor [[t]ˈhɛr ɪ tər[/t]] n. inheritor • Etymology: 1375–1425 …   From formal English to slang

  • heritor — /ˈhɛrətə/ (say heruhtuh) noun Obsolete → inheritor. {Middle English heriter, from Anglo French, from Latin hērēditārius hereditary} –heritress /ˈhɛrətrəs/ (say heruhtruhs), feminine noun …  

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