her·​i·​tor ˈher-ə-tər How to pronounce heritor (audio)
: one that inherits : inheritor

Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heritor was in the 15th century

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“Heritor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heritor. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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