Definition of heiress in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈeris/


A female heir, especially to vast wealth: an oil heiress
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  • Of course, it is not obligatory for young heirs and heiresses to make headlines for all the wrong reasons.
  • He not only had offices at his disposal, he also had heirs, heiresses, and widows.
  • In medieval England, a rape law existed, but according to Anna Clark, it was primarily formulated to deal with abduction and the illicit marriage of heiresses.

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Syllabification: heir·ess

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