coheiress

noun co·heir·ess \ ˌkō-ˈer-əs \
variants: or co-heiress
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of coheiress

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

First Known Use of coheiress

circa 1640


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