coheiress

noun
co·heir·ess | \ˌkō-ˈer-əs \
variants: or co-heiress
plural coheiresses or co-heiresses

Definition of coheiress 

: 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, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about coheiress

Dictionary Entries near coheiress

cohead

Cohee

coheir

coheiress

Cohen

cohenite

Cohen-Tannoudji

Statistics for coheiress

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for coheiress

The first known use of coheiress was circa 1640

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on coheiress

See words that rhyme with coheiress

Comments on coheiress

What made you want to look up coheiress? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!