heritor

noun
her·​i·​tor | \ ˈher-ə-tər How to pronounce heritor (audio) \

Definition of heritor

: one that inherits : inheritor

First Known Use of heritor

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heritor

Middle English heriter, heritour, borrowed from Anglo-French heriter, heritier, going back to Vulgar Latin *hērēditārius, noun derivative of Latin hērēditārius "of inheritance, passed by means of inheritance" (Late Latin, "inheriting") — more at hereditary

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“Heritor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heritor. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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