co·​heir·​ess ˌkō-ˈer-əs How to pronounce coheiress (audio)
variants or co-heiress
plural coheiresses or co-heiresses
: an heiress who shares an inheritance with one or more other heirs or heiresses
Old Mr Vere is dead; and his daughters, who were coheiresses to his estate, are all married …Frances Sheridan

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1640, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coheiress was circa 1640

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“Coheiress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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